Meaning of crucially in English:



  • With decisive or vital importance.

    ‘a question that may have crucially influenced the decision’
    sentence adverb ‘crucially, recipients of these funds would be required to place their work in the public domain’
    as submodifier ‘both movies are crucially dependent on the performance of the male lead’
    • ‘The political independence of any country is crucially dependent upon its economic independence.’
    • ‘In a state of crisis, information becomes crucially important.’
    • ‘Knowledge is crucially different from mere true belief.’
    • ‘Crucially, there are few moments of contrasted musical ideas being offset against each other.’
    • ‘Crucially, the director lets us sense these characters' isolation in relation to others.’
    • ‘More crucially, the details of his accident refuse to cohere.’
    • ‘His family history and life had been crucially shaped by political events in Cuba.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the lack of on-screen chemistry between the two actors crucially lets the dramatic element of the film down.’
    • ‘A generation of British artists themselves were crucially indebted to Matisse at a formative stage of their careers.’
    • ‘His defense was crucially based on his assertion that he was completely unaware that Egypt had cultural patrimony laws of any kind.’