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crucial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of crucial

  1. of the greatest possible importance water is crucial to our survival Synonyms of crucial critical, key, pivotal, vital Words Related to crucial decisive, life-and-death (also life-or-death), weighty; basic, elementary, fundamental; essential, indispensable, necessary, requisite; pressing, urgent Near Antonyms of crucial inconsequential, insignificant, minor, trivial, unimportant

Synonym Discussion of crucial

acute, critical, crucial mean of uncertain outcome. acute stresses intensification of conditions leading to a culmination or breaking point.
    • an acute housing shortage
critical adds to acute implications of imminent change, of attendant suspense, and of decisiveness in the outcome.
    • the war has entered a critical phase
crucial suggests a dividing of the ways and often a test or trial involving the determination of a future course or direction.
    • a crucial vote

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