Synonyms of vital in English:

vital


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adjective

1‘it is vital that action is taken to protect jobs’

SYNONYMS
essential, indispensable, crucial, key, necessary, needed, required, requisite, important, all-important, of the utmost importance, of great consequence, of the essence, critical, life-and-death, imperative, mandatory, urgent, pressing, burning, compelling, acute, paramount, pre-eminent, high-priority, significant, consequential
informal earth-shattering, world-shaking
ANTONYMS

unimportant, peripheral, secondary

2‘a layer of fat protects the vital organs’

SYNONYMS
life-preserving, life-sustaining, basic, fundamental, essential, necessary
major, main, chief, key, prime
ANTONYMS

minor, dispensable

3‘the new president appeared young and vital’

SYNONYMS
lively, energetic, active, sprightly, spry, animated, spirited, high-spirited, vivacious, exuberant, bouncy, enthusiastic, vibrant, zestful, sparkling, dynamic, vigorous, full of vim and vigour, forceful, fiery, lusty, hale and hearty, in fine fettle
informal go-getting, zippy, peppy, feisty, spunky, raring to go, full of beans, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
North American chipper
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