Synonyms for Essential:
•basic, fundamental (adjective)
key, elementary, primary, primitive, prime, elemental, underlying, basal, quintessential, constitutional.
extant, ontological, existent, existing, real, present, Subsistent, Subsisting.
central, core, key, convergent, nuclear, focal, asymptotic.
•important, vital (adjective)
imperative, required, indispensable, constitutive, needful, necessary, requisite, fundamental, prerequisite.
•in essence (adjective)
helpful, useful, effectual, instrumental, valuable, principle.
decent, purebred, chaste, spotless, undefiled, simple, unadulterated, stainless, white, aboriginal, bare, undiluted, immaculate, basic, formative, blameless, virtuous, fundamental, prime, indivisible, sinless, monolithic, unalloyed, guiltless, honorable, untainted, angelic, unadorned, basal, uncluttered, atomic, clean, stark, plain, primal, elementary, unsullied, pure, innocent, primary, untarnished, faultless, elemental, Simon-pure, austere, foundational, nascent, unblemished, irreducible, clear.
indispensable, binding, Stipulated, pressing, inevitable, inescapable, involuntary, compulsory, mandatory, required, inexorable, imperative, obligatory, proviso, constraining, necessary, requisite, prerequisite, must.
n.healing, well-balanced, healthy, beneficial, sensible, restorative, wholesome, good, therapeutic. element, essence, basis, concern, priority, feature, quintessential, burning issue/question. underlying, primitive, ultimate. important, needful. •essential (noun)
basal, virtual, in essence, organic, all-important, primary, no-frills, must, of the essence, vital, biogenic, constituent, requisite, necessity, basic, constitutive, substantial, staple, requirement, substantive, constitutional, necessary, life-sustaining.
without fail, at all costs, of necessity.
•necessity, basic (noun)
essence, must, principle, requirement, element.
necessity, necessary, requisite, requirement.