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  Words related to essential

Related / Similar Words: necessity, requirement, requisite, necessary, substantive, all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, of the essence(p), indispensable

 

Definition:
  • anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained";
  • applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; "substantive law";
  • basic and fundamental; "the essential feature";
  • absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed;
  • of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence";
  • absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker";
  • being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc; "essential oil";

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    See Also: crucial, important, of import, indispensable, intrinsic, intrinsical, necessary, primary, unexpendable

     

    Hyponyms: desideratum, must, need, want

     

    Pertainyms: essence

     

    Attributes: essentiality, essentialness

     

    Derivational Morphology: want, need, require, necessitate, ask, postulate, take, involve, call for, demand

     

    Anagrams: Salientia, saltiness, stalinise, tantalise, stainless

     

     
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