Synonyms for (adjective) crucial

Synonyms: crucial, important

Definition: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

Usage: a crucial moment in his career; a crucial election; a crucial issue for women

Similar words: critical, decisive

Definition: forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

Usage: a critical point in the campaign; the critical test


Similar words: life-and-death, life-or-death

Definition: vitally important

Usage: a life-and-death struggle


Similar words: polar, pivotal

Definition: being of crucial importance

Usage: a pivotal event; Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions- Henry Kissinger; the polar events of this study; a polar principal


Synonyms: of the essence, essential, crucial, all important, all-important

Definition: of the greatest importance

Usage: the all-important subject of disarmament; crucial information; in chess cool nerves are of the essence

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day


Synonyms: crucial

Definition: having crucial relevance

Usage: crucial to the case; relevant testimony

Similar words: material

Definition: directly relevant to a matter especially a law case

Usage: his support made a material difference; evidence material to the issue at hand; facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts; a material witness