necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(adj)
"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"
absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
"essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"
basic and fundamental
"the essential feature"
all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, essential, of the essence(p)(adj)
of the greatest importance
"the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"
being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc
defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Inherent signifies permanently united as an element or original quality, naturally existent or incorporated in something so as to have become an integral part. Immanent is a philosophic word, to denote that which dwells in or pervades any substance or spirit without necessarily being a part of it, and without reference to any working out (compare SUBJECTIVE). That which is inherent is an inseparable part of that in which it inheres, and is usually thought of with reference to some outworking or effect; as, an inherent difficulty. God is said to be immanent (not inherent) in the universe. Frequently intrinsic and inherent can be interchanged, but inherent applies to qualities, while intrinsic applies to essence, so that to speak of intrinsic excellence conveys higher praise than if we say inherent excellence. Inherent and intrinsic may be said of persons or things; congenital, inborn, inbred, innate, apply to living beings. Congenital is frequent in medical and legal use with special application to defects; as, congenital idiocy. Innate and inborn are almost identical, but innate is preferred in philosophic use, as when we speak of innate ideas; that which is inborn, congenital, or innate may be original with the individual, but that which is inbred is inherited. Ingrained signifies dyed in the grain, and denotes that which is deeply wrought into substance or character.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
vital, indispensable, crucial, critical, fundamental, key, basic, necessary, important, imperative, core, main, pivotal, central, major, integral, substantial, paramount, primary, mission-critical, bulk, instrumental, needed, significant, decisive, essence, required, indispensible
Translations for essential
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- основен, необходим, важен, същественBulgarian
- essencialCatalan, Valencian
- esence, nepostradatelný, nezbytnost, nevyhnutelný, nejpodstatnější, jádro, esenciální, nezbytný, zásadní, podstata, nejdůležitější, hlavníCzech
- essenziell, wesentlich, unentbehrlich, notwendigGerman
- ουσιαστικός, ουσιώδης, στοιχειώδηςGreek
- oluline, vajalikEstonian
- tärkeä, tarpeellinen, välttämätön, elintärkeä, perusluonteinen, normaali, olennainen, oleellinenFinnish
- essentiel, fondamental, indispensableFrench
- deatamach, riatanachScottish Gaelic
- 肝心, 不可欠, 肝要Japanese
- onontbeerlijk, nodig, essentieel, wezenlijk, belangrijk, echt, noodzakelijkDutch
- essensiellNorwegian Nynorsk
- niezbędny, zasadniczy, podstawowyPolish
- essencial, fundamentalPortuguese
- esențial, important, de bază, necesar, importantă, esențială, fundamentalRomanian
- необходимый, основной, важный, существенный, базовый, фундаментальныйRussian
- nujen, bistvenSlovene
- essentiell, väsentligSwedish
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