essential[ uh-sen-shuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF essential
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It is viewed in some of them as an essential prop to existing governments.
I cannot perceive that our own comprehension of it is at all essential to the matter.
It is a test of our courage—of our resolve—of our wisdom—our essential democracy.
My "job" could not be "swung" by anyone else, since everyone else is essential to the swinging of his own.
I am not essential to them in any way, however essential they may be to me.
Built on fear and run by fear, fear is as essential to their existence as coal to our industries.
What would become of them if essential discord invaded their home!
The good of all evil is to make a way for love, which is essential good.
Already she was learning that peace of mind is essential to successful endeavor.
This is essential to success in all our applications to the "throne of grace."
mid-14c., "that is such by its essence," from Late Latin essentialis, from essentia (see essence). Meaning "pertaining to essence" is from late 14c., that of "constituting the essence of something" is from 1540s; that of "necessary" is from 1520s. Essentials "indispensable elements" is from early 16c. Related: Essentially.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ESSENTIAL
- chief ingredient
- hard fact
- principal element