V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. of greatest importance; 2. absolutely necessary and vital; 3. being the most basic and vital element of something

Synonyms: important, vital, necessary, basic

Antonyms: unessential, unimportant, unnecessary

Tips: Related to the word essential, the essence of something is its basic and defining component or characteristic. Essential can also be used as a noun, denoting a basic thing you can't live without.

Usage Examples:

Garlic is an essential component of this recipe. (necessary, vital)

We packed only the essentials and headed out for our camping trip. (basic necessities) noun

It is essential that I speak to him before he leaves on vacation. (vital, necessary)

The practice of aromatherapy uses essential oils to relax and rejuvenate. (relating to essence, basic)

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