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essential

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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
  • afflictive
  • critical
  • crucial
  • dangerous
  • decisive
  • desperate
  • dire
  • essential
  • grave
  • serious
  • severe
  • sudden
  • urgent
  • vital

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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