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ˈkru ʃəl

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  1. crucial, important(adj)

    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

    "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

    Synonyms:
    essential, all important(p), all-important(a), significant, of import, important, authoritative, of the essence(p)

    Antonyms:
    immaterial, unimportant, noncrucial

  2. crucial(adj)

    having crucial relevance

    "crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony"

    Synonyms:
    all important(p), of the essence(p), important, essential, all-important(a)

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, noncrucial, immaterial

  3. all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, essential, of the essence(p)(adj)

    of the greatest importance

    "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

    Antonyms:
    immaterial, noncrucial, unimportant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crucial

    Synonyms:
    searching, probing, severe, discriminating, sharp, critical, piercing

    Antonyms:
    superficial, indifferent, mild, uncritical, lenient, lax

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crucial(a.)

    Synonyms:
    transverse, intersecting

  2. crucial(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, searching, trying, decisive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crucial(a)

    Synonyms:
    cruciform, cross-shaped, severe, trying, ordeal

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How to use crucial in a sentence?

  1. Laurence Tubiana:

    It has crucial importance in terms of the timing, it is a very important signal within the G7 countries that a country decided to do this at the highest level.

  2. Wendy Freedman:

    The decision by the GMTO partner institutions to start construction is a crucial milestone on our journey to making these amazing discoveries using state-of-the-art science, technology and engineering.

  3. Urs Eiholzer:

    Regular physical activity is crucial for children, it benefits perception, language, emotional skills, social behavior, in short intellectual development. Children with good motor skills can move around with greater precision, reducing the risk of accidents and developing sporting potential.

  4. John Bercow:

    It's a joke! the idea that the British parliament can be pushed aside when such a crucial decision is to be made is fantasy.

  5. Juan Guaido:

    The transition will require support from key military contingents. We have had clandestine meetings with members of the armed forces and the security forces, the military's withdrawal of support from Mr. (President Nicolas) Maduro is crucial to enabling a change in government.

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