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  • adjimportant, vital
  • adjbasic, fundamental
  • nounnecessity, basic
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Synonyms for essential

adj important, vital
  • crucial
  • fundamental
  • imperative
  • indispensable
  • main
  • necessary
  • needed
  • capital
  • cardinal
  • chief
  • leading
  • prerequisite
  • principal
  • requisite
  • constitutive
  • foremost
  • necessitous
  • needful
  • required
  • right-hand
  • wanted

Antonyms for essential

  • auxiliary
  • extra
  • inessential
  • minor
  • needless
  • nonessential
  • optional
  • secondary
  • subordinate
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • unnecessary
  • voluntary
  • inferior
  • accessory
  • atypical
  • subsidiary
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to essential

acute

adjective. very important

bare

adjective. simple, unadorned

barest

adjective. simple, unadorned

base

noun. fundamental part

basic

adjective. elementary, fundamental

basis

noun. foundation for belief, action
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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