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1. essential

adjective. ['ɛˈsɛnʃəl, iːˈsɛnʃəl'] basic and fundamental.

Synonyms

  • life-sustaining
  • vital
  • unexpendable
  • intrinsical
  • constitutional
  • important
  • organic
  • of import
  • primary
  • indispensable
  • constitutive
  • must
  • biogenic
  • essentiality
  • essentialness
  • intrinsic
  • no-frills
  • necessary
  • substantive
  • substantial
  • basal
  • constituent
  • crucial
  • staple

Antonyms

  • extrinsic
  • dispensable
  • inessential
  • inessentiality
  • noncrucial
  • unnecessary
  • secondary

Etymology

  • essentialis (Latin)
  • esse (Latin)

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Rhymes with Essential

  • vice-presidential
  • jurisprudential
  • inconsequential
  • nonresidential
  • consequential
  • providential
  • presidential
  • exponential
  • existential
  • confidential
  • residential
  • preferential
  • influential
  • tangential
  • sequential
  • reverential
  • prudential
  • differential
  • deferential
  • credential
  • torrential
  • potential
  • hentschel

How do you pronounce essential?

Pronounce essential as ɛˈsɛnʃəl.

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How do you spell essential? Is it essesital ?

A common misspelling of essential is essesital

Sentences with essential


1. Adjective
Preparing the ground is an essential step to the success of grass seed.

Quotes about essential


1. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

2. Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
- Bo Bennett

3. I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.
- Arthur Ashe

2. essential

adjective. ['ɛˈsɛnʃəl, iːˈsɛnʃəl'] absolutely necessary; vitally necessary.

Synonyms

  • indispensable

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • essentialis (Latin)
  • esse (Latin)

3. essential

adjective. ['ɛˈsɛnʃəl, iːˈsɛnʃəl'] of the greatest importance.

Synonyms

  • important
  • of import
  • all-important
  • all important
  • of the essence

Antonyms

  • unanimated
  • dead
  • replaceable
  • alienable

Etymology

  • essentialis (Latin)
  • esse (Latin)

4. essential

noun. ['ɛˈsɛnʃəl, iːˈsɛnʃəl'] anything indispensable.

Synonyms

  • requirement
  • necessary
  • need
  • must
  • want
  • necessity
  • requisite
  • thing

Antonyms

  • insignificant
  • insignificance
  • meaningless
  • noncritical

Etymology

  • essentialis (Latin)
  • esse (Latin)

5. essential

adjective. ['ɛˈsɛnʃəl, iːˈsɛnʃəl'] defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established.

Antonyms

  • unrealistic

Etymology

  • essentialis (Latin)
  • esse (Latin)
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