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synonyms for essentials

  • condition
  • element
  • essence
  • fundamental
  • must
  • precondition
  • prerequisite
  • principle
  • requirement
  • requisite
  • ABCs
  • groceries
  • guts
  • heart
  • nitty-gritty
  • quintessence
  • rudiment
  • stuff
  • substance
  • bottom line
  • brass tacks
  • fire and ice
  • meat and potatoes
  • name of the game
  • nuts and bolts
  • part and parcel
  • sine qua non
  • vital part
  • where one's at
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antonyms for essentials

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  • extra
  • cowardice
  • fear
  • accessory
  • auxiliary
  • nonessential
  • subsidiary
  • throwaway
  • trivia
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How to use essentials in a sentence

The accounts of the train of events leading to the death of Comyn, though agreeing in essentials, vary considerably in details.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Fine soldier as he was, he lacked the essentials of the successful general—imagination and moral courage.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
These essentials I have repeated many times with the hope that they will be fixed by this frequent repetition.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
He could not distinguish non-essentials from essentials, and it was nearly as hard for him to give way on the one as on the other.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
I speak of identity in essentials; and the essentials are different at different places and times.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
Jervis's measures received full support from him, clear-headed as ever to see the essentials of a situation.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
And we cannot all escape overwork however valiantly we fight our battle with non-essentials.
GIRLS AND WOMENHARRIET E. PAINE (AKA E. CHESTER}
Principles of Americanism; essentials of Americanization; technic of race-assimilation.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
The Age of Bronze and all other ages that have preceded ours lacked the great essentials that insure perpetuity.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
In all electrical operations we look first for these two essentials: a good conductor and a good non-conductor.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
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WORDS RELATED TO ESSENTIALS

  • ABC's
  • brass tacks
  • elements
  • essentials
  • first steps
  • foundation
  • nitty-gritty
  • nuts and bolts
  • principles
  • rudiments
  • the three R's
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