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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivotal, polaradjective

    being of crucial importance

    "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"

    Synonyms:
    polar, glacial, gelid, diametric, opposite, diametrical, icy, arctic, frigid

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial

Editors Contribution

  1. make-or-break

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pivotaladjective

    Synonyms:
    turning, hinging, depending

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How to use pivotal in a sentence?

  1. Lee Jung-hoon:

    Jang was a pivotal figure in crafting North Korea's relations with China, that was a very bad signal to Beijing.

  2. Fergal Smith:

    The market looks like it wants to test the March trough, which comes in just above 14,600, so that will be a fairly pivotal spot for the index.

  3. Thomas Gomart:

    They want The US to lean in more, we know they're doing a great deal with countries, including developing countries, bilaterally... but a lot of countries hanker after the decisive Thomas Gomart effort that we saw when the Berlin Wall came down. A lot of countries believe this is one of those pivotal moments in history and The US has always led at those times.

  4. Ned Price:

    There has been no substantial progress since transition officials spoke to the intransigence of the Department's political leadership late last week, as we said then, The Department is more pivotal to our national security than the Department of Defense, and an unwillingness to work together could have consequences well beyond January 20.

  5. J Danforth Quayle:

    Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.

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Translations for pivotal

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  • محوريArabic
  • Kardinal, Angel, Zapfen, ausschlaggebend, entscheidend, Schlüssel, zentral, DrehGerman
  • κεντρικόςGreek
  • crucial, esencialSpanish
  • keskeinen, ratkaisevaFinnish
  • crucial, central, essentiel, déterminantFrench
  • केंद्रीयHindi
  • առանցքայինArmenian
  • centrale, fondamentale, crucialeItalian
  • cruciaal, doorslaggevendDutch
  • fundamentalPortuguese
  • huvudsaklig, central, pivå-, nyckel-, avgörande, väsentligSwedish
  • اہمUrdu
  • 關鍵的Chinese

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