Meaning of ESSENTIAL in English

ESSENTIAL

adj. 25B6; adjective

it is essential to remove the paint : CRUCIAL, necessary, key, vital, indispensable, important, all-important, of the essence, critical, imperative, mandatory, compulsory, obligatory; urgent, pressing, paramount, pre-eminent, high-priority.

the essential simplicity of his style : BASIC, inherent, fundamental, quintessential, intrinsic, underlying, characteristic, innate, primary, elementary, elemental; central, pivotal, vital.

the essential English gentleman : IDEAL, absolute, complete, perfect, quintessential.

unimportant, optional, secondary.

25B6; noun

an essential for broadcasters : NECESSITY, prerequisite, requisite, requirement, need; condition, precondition, stipulation; sine qua non; informal must.

the essentials of the job : FUNDAMENTALS, basics, rudiments, first principles, foundations, bedrock; essence, basis, core, kernel, crux, sine qua non; informal nitty-gritty, brass tacks, nuts and bolts.

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