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Synonyms for pivotal
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivotal, polar(adj)

    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. pivotal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    turning, hinging, depending

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    central, crucial, key, essential, critical, hinge, decisive, pivot, vital, fundamental

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How to use pivotal in a sentence?

  1. Keith Salisbury:

    The process in general is a bunch of chat windows open on a computer screen — about 20 or more — and then a bunch of people start looking into systems to find out, ‘ Where is that target ? What are the surrounding facilities ? Are there schools ? Are there hospitals ? Are there civilian populations ? What munition would be appropriate ? Do we engage or not ? By using technology developed by private companies, The Air Force says it saved time and manpower, and even saved nearly a million dollars of fuel per week. ( REUTERS) As part of a Defense Innovation Advisory Board, leaders from technology companies like Pivotal Software went to the Combined Air Operations Center( CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to see how they could help. What they encountered was startling. They saw lots of whiteboards.

  2. Tara Wall:

    ( Republicans) made black voter engagement a top priority by committing time, talent and resources across the country in pivotal states and urban centers. The midterm results are the beginning fruits of that labor.

  3. Colton Hess:

    Gen Z will be a pivotal group in the 2020 election, and TikTok is their entertainment and information platform of choice, covid-19 has presented a huge barrier to voter registration, with in-person events canceled, and the youth vote is hit the hardest by proms, graduations, and other registration opportunities being called off. We need to meet these potential voters where they are - on TikTok -- and encourage creators who they feel like they know and trust to connect them with the information and resources they need.

  4. Steve Daines:

    We are at a pivotal time in our great nations history, we have shown the world time and time again the genius of American ingenuity and the grit of American determination. However, a radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country. And it has taken root as the new voice of the Democratic Party.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    Many people have commented on the comparison and I’m flattered by it, frankly, margaret Thatcher was a great leader for her nation at a pivotal and perilous time.


Translations for pivotal

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  • 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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