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essential

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of essential

  1. 1 impossible to do without a well-stocked public library is essential for the well-being of a community Synonyms of essential all-important, critical, imperative, indispensable, integral, must-have, necessary, necessitous, needed, needful, required, requisite, vital Words Related to essential prerequisite; compulsory, mandatory, nonelective, obligatory; consequential, crucial, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, weighty; basic, central, fundamental, key, organic; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent Phrases of the essence Near Antonyms of essential undesired, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; excess, external, extra, extraneous, superfluous, surplus Antonyms of essential dispensable, inessential, needless, nonessential, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded

  2. 2 of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject anyone with an essential knowledge of human biology can follow the documentary Synonyms of essential abecedarian, basal, basic, beginning, elemental, elementary, fundamental, introductory, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, underlyingWords Related to essential primal, primary, prime, simple; crude, primeval, primitive, primordial, rude, uncomplicated; preliminary, preparatory; crucial, important, keyNear Antonyms of essential complex, sophisticated; complicated, convoluted, detailed, elaborate, extensive, intricate; developed, evolved, high, higher, refinedAntonyms of essential advanced

  3. 3 being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing an unquenchable belief in the essential goodness of most people Synonyms of essential built-in, constitutional, constitutive, inherent, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, naturalWords Related to essential basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms of essential alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms of essential adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic


essential

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of essential

  1. 1 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable the essentials for success include a willingness to work and the right attitude Synonyms of essential condition, demand, must, must-have, necessary, necessity, need, needful, requirement, requisite, sine qua non Words Related to essential precondition, prerequisite; advantage, edge, plus; desideration, desideratum, wish Near Antonyms of essential amenity, comfort, extra, extravagance, frill, indulgence, luxury, superfluity, surplus, surplusage Antonyms of essential nonessential, nonnecessity

  2. 2 essentials pl  general or basic truths on which other truths or theories can be based this will be just an introduction to the essentials of computer programming Synonyms of essential ABC(s), alphabet, basics, elements, essentials, fundamentals, grammar, rudimentsWords Related to essential basis, bedrock, cornerstone, foundation, groundwork, keystone, underpinning; nitty-gritty; belief, canon, doctrine, dogma, faith, philosophy; axiom, law, precept, tenet; rule, standard; theoremNear Antonyms of essential details, trivia



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