Synonyms for


Similarity of adj essential

5 senses of essential

Sense 1:
essential, indispensable
necessary (vs. unnecessary)
Sense 2:
essential (vs. inessential)
basal, primarybiogenicconstituent(prenominal), constitutional, constitutive(prenominal), organicmust(prenominal)no-frills(prenominal)staplesubstantial, substantivevirtual(prenominal)vital, life-sustaining
Also See: crucial#1, important#3; important#1, of import#1; indispensable#1; intrinsic#1, intrinsical#1; necessary#1; primary#1; unexpendable#1

Sense 3:
all-important(prenominal), all important(predicate), crucial, essential, of the essence(predicate)
important (vs. unimportant), of import
Sense 4:
essential

Sense 5:
substantive (vs. adjective), essential
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