adjective 1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
“it is essential to keep up-to-date records”
synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indispensable, important, all-important, of the essence, critical, imperative, mandatory, compulsory, obligatory; More
2. MEDICINE (of a disease) with no known external stimulus or cause; idiopathic.
noun 1. a thing that is absolutely necessary.
“we had only the bare essentials in the way of gear”
synonyms: necessity, prerequisite, requisite, requirement, need;
1. not absolutely necessary.
“during the strike nonessential hospital services were halted”
synonyms: unnecessary, inessential, unessential, noncore, needless, unneeded, superfluous, uncalled for, redundant, dispensable, expendable, unimportant, extraneous
“nonessential items such as colognes and cosmetics are not permitted”
noun: non-essential 1. a nonessential thing.
Moral Of The Story (Mental Note To Self)
It’s different strokes for different folks because the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum, and what might be right for you, may not be right for some, so in regards to yours truly, it is essential for me to know the difference between what is and is not essential according to my own perception, and it is nonessential for me to explain why knowing the difference between the two in regards to investing is such an important matter with what is currently unfolding in society as of current press time.