Essential and Minor


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Essential adjective – Impossible to do without.
Minor is an antonym for essential in topics: important, basic.
Nearby Words: essence, essentially, essentiality
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Minor adjective – Lacking importance.
Usage example: only a minor detail, which we can easily disregard for the moment

Essential is an antonym for minor.
Nearby Words: minority, Minorite
Antonyms for Minor
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How words are described

fixed fixed essential fixed minor
black black essential black minor
main main essential main minor

Things that words describes

character essential character minor character
role essential role minor role
part essential part minor part
member essential member minor member
Other nouns: point, problem, god, plot, elements.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Tides of War Ascended Extra: Windle Sparkshine, Kinndy's father is a minor NPC in Dalaran who doesn't offer any essential services.
  • Video Game / Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Next is Makan, who did appear in a minor role in Colosseum as Perr's grandfather, is essential to defeating Cipher in this game.
  • Footnote Fever While most of these changes are minor, a few are essential to plot and character development.
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