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crucial

cru·cial

crucial

 
 
pronunciation:
kru shl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of decisive importance; critical.
Having a first-aid kit can be crucial in an emergency.This information was crucial in making the decision.
 
antonyms:
incidental, minor, unimportant
similar words:
central, critical, fatal, grave, imperative, momentous, pivotal, serious, vital
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derivation: crucially (adv.)
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