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essential

noun

1 essential

Anything indispensable:
— The essentials of the good life.

synonyms: necessary, necessity, requirement, requisite.

Dutch: vereiste

adjective

1 essential

Absolutely necessary; vitally necessary:
— Essential tools and materials.
— Funds essential to the completion of the project.

synonym: indispensable.

Roget 630: required etc. v.; requisite, needful, necessary, imperative, essential, indispensable, prerequisite; called for; in demand, in request.    urgent, ... show more

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Roget 5: derived from within, subjective; intrinsic, intrinsical; fundamental, normal; implanted, inherent, essential, natural; innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, ... show more

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more

Polish: wymagany, wymagalny

2 essential

Basic and fundamental.

3 essential

Of the greatest importance.

synonyms: all-important, all important, crucial, of the essence.

Polish: główny, zasadniczy, najważniejszy, właściwy, pryncypalny

4 essential

Being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc.

5 essential

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

synonym: substantive.

Roget 1: existing etc. v.; existent, under the sun; in existence etc. n.; extant; afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: ab ovo, austere, axiom, bare, bare necessities, basal, basic, basilar, bedrock, bench mark, brass tacks, call for, called for, capital, cardinal, cardinal point, center, central, chaste, chief ... show more.

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