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Synonyms for essential
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(adj)

    anything indispensable

    "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

    Synonyms:
    demand, requirement, requisite, necessary, necessity, prerequisite

    Antonyms:
    inessential, nonessential, unneeded, unimportant, incidental, adscititious, unnecessary, unessential, accessorial

  2. essential, indispensable(adj)

    absolutely necessary; vitally necessary

    "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"

    Synonyms:
    all important(p), indispensable, of the essence(p), crucial, substantive, all-important(a)

    Antonyms:
    nonessential, inessential, unneeded, unessential, adscititious, unimportant, accessorial, unnecessary, incidental

  3. essential(adj)

    basic and fundamental

    "the essential feature"

    Synonyms:
    all important(p), indispensable, of the essence(p), crucial, substantive, all-important(a)

    Antonyms:
    nonessential, inessential, unimportant, unnecessary, unessential, accessorial, adscititious, incidental, unneeded

  4. 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:
    nonessential, inessential, incidental, adscititious, accessorial, unneeded, unimportant, unessential, unnecessary

  5. essential(adj)

    being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc

    "essential oil"

    Synonyms:
    all important(p), indispensable, of the essence(p), crucial, substantive, all-important(a)

    Antonyms:
    inessential, nonessential, unneeded, incidental, unessential, unimportant, accessorial, unnecessary, adscititious

  6. substantive, essential(adj)

    defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established

    "substantive law"

    Synonyms:
    substantial, all important(p), all-important(a), indispensable, substantive, meaty, crucial, of the essence(p)

    Antonyms:
    nonessential, inessential, adscititious, unessential, incidental, accessorial, unimportant, unnecessary, unneeded

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. essential

    Inherent signifies permanently united as an element or original quality, naturally existent or incorporated in something so as to have become an integral part. Immanent is a philosophic word, to denote that which dwells in or pervades any substance or spirit without necessarily being a part of it, and without reference to any working out (compare SUBJECTIVE). That which is inherent is an inseparable part of that in which it inheres, and is usually thought of with reference to some outworking or effect; as, an inherent difficulty. God is said to be immanent (not inherent) in the universe. Frequently intrinsic and inherent can be interchanged, but inherent applies to qualities, while intrinsic applies to essence, so that to speak of intrinsic excellence conveys higher praise than if we say inherent excellence. Inherent and intrinsic may be said of persons or things; congenital, inborn, inbred, innate, apply to living beings. Congenital is frequent in medical and legal use with special application to defects; as, congenital idiocy. Innate and inborn are almost identical, but innate is preferred in philosophic use, as when we speak of innate ideas; that which is inborn, congenital, or innate may be original with the individual, but that which is inbred is inherited. Ingrained signifies dyed in the grain, and denotes that which is deeply wrought into substance or character.

    Synonyms:
    congenital, immanent, inborn, inbred, indispensable, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inhering, innate, inseparable, internal, intrinsic, inwrought, native, natural, subjective

    Antonyms:
    accidental, casual, external, extrinsic, fortuitous, incidental, outward, subsidiary, superadded, superficial, superfluous, superimposed, supplemental, transient, unconnected

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. essential

    Synonyms:
    innate, inherent, requisite, necessary, vital, immanent, indispensable, leading, accidental, qualitative, quantitative, promotive, regulative, induced, imported, adventitious, ascititious, redundant, superfluous

Editors Contribution

  1. gatekeeper

    essential because they are the ones with the heart chosen to stand

    to go or stand when no one else can

    Submitted by Rachellewatson60 on April 8, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. essential(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vital, necessary, requisite, indispensable, highly important

  2. essential(a.)

    Synonyms:
    volatile, pure, highly rectified

  3. essential(a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) idiopathic, not symptomatic

  4. essential(n.)

    Synonyms:
    nature, first principle

  5. essential(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chief point, most important part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. essential(a)

    Synonyms:
    indispensable, necessary, requisite

    Antonyms:
    nonessential, superfluous

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How to use essential in a sentence?

  1. Police Chief Roger Corcoran:

    The word of God commands us to assemble as born-again Christians, we must congregate, it is essential to our salvation.

  2. Tom Talbot:

    Given the rise in measles cases in the U.S. and the risk of transmission in healthcare facilities, the problems with pertussis, and the decreasing rate of immunization of health care workers against hepatitis B, this expansion is essential.

  3. Kimberly Cahill:

    The issue is going to a game is not essential, yet my young adult student is not allowed off campus forany reason, not for groceries, not for allergy medicine, not for toilet paper.

  4. State Sen. Jose Rodriguez:

    We live and work on both sides of the border. Mexico is an essential partner for the Texas economy, it's extremely disappointing this state has not found a way to extend needed and warranted support to those injured in the attack, which was aimed at people who appeared Mexican, whether or not they were citizens of the US.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    It is essential that the world does more to deter Assad from committing future murderous atrocities, but the action taken last night needs to be followed by a broader strategy to end Syria's civil war.


Translations for essential

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  • أساسيArabic
  • основен, необходим, важен, същественBulgarian
  • essencialCatalan, Valencian
  • esence, nepostradatelný, nezbytnost, nevyhnutelný, nejpodstatnější, jádro, esenciální, nezbytný, zásadní, podstata, nejdůležitější, hlavníCzech
  • vigtigDanish
  • essenziell, wesentlich, unentbehrlich, notwendigGerman
  • ουσιαστικός, ουσιώδης, στοιχειώδηςGreek
  • esencaEsperanto
  • esencialSpanish
  • oluline, vajalikEstonian
  • tärkeä, tarpeellinen, välttämätön, elintärkeä, perusluonteinen, normaali, olennainen, oleellinenFinnish
  • essentiel, fondamental, indispensableFrench
  • deatamach, riatanachScottish Gaelic
  • pentingIndonesian
  • essenzialeItalian
  • 肝心, 不可欠, 肝要Japanese
  • 본질적인Korean
  • essentialisLatin
  • essenzjaliMaltese
  • essensiellNorwegian
  • onontbeerlijk, nodig, essentieel, wezenlijk, belangrijk, echt, noodzakelijkDutch
  • essensiellNorwegian Nynorsk
  • viktigNorwegian
  • niezbędny, zasadniczy, podstawowyPolish
  • essencial, fundamentalPortuguese
  • esențial, important, de bază, necesar, importantă, esențială, fundamentalRomanian
  • необходимый, основной, важный, существенный, базовый, фундаментальныйRussian
  • nujen, bistvenSlovene
  • essentiell, väsentligSwedish
  • அத்தியாவசியTamil
  • ముఖ్యమైనTelugu
  • สำคัญThai
  • істотнеUkrainian
  • יקערדיקYiddish
  • 必要Chinese

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