HyperDic: crucial

English > 3 senses of the word crucial:
ADJECTIVEallcrucial, importantof extreme / extreme importance
allcrucialhaving crucial relevance
allcrucial, all-important, all important, essential, of the essenceof the greatest importance
crucial > pronunciation
Soundskruw'shahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > crucial: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf extreme / extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis.
Examples
  • "a crucial moment in his career"
  • "a crucial election"
  • "a crucial issue for women"
Synonymimportant
Narrowercritical, decisiveforming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
life-and-death, life-or-deathvitally important
pivotal, polarOf crucial importance
See alsocriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
decisiveDetermining or having the power to determine an outcome
essentialBasic and fundamental
OppositenoncrucialOf little importance
Spanishcrucial, importante
Catalancrucial, important
Nounscrucialitya state of critical urgency
Adverbscruciallyto a crucial degree
English > crucial: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving crucial relevance.
Example"crucial to the case"
Broadermaterialdirectly relevant to a matter especially a law case
Spanishcrucial, relevante
Catalancrucial
English > crucial: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf the greatest importance.
Example "crucial information"
Synonymsall-important, all important, essential, of the essence
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishcrucial, esencial
Catalanessencial
Nounscrucialitya state of critical urgency

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