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Another word for crucial

  1. So serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

      1. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
      2. Urgent; desperate:
      1. Having lost all hope; despairing.
      2. Marked by, arising from, or showing despair:
      3. Reckless or violent because of despair:
      1. Judging severely and finding fault:
      2. Relating to or characterized by criticism; reflecting careful analysis and judgment:
      3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of critics:
      1. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
      2. A critical stage, period, or year:
      3. Of or relating to a climacteric.
      1. Reacting readily to stimuli or impressions; sensitive:
      2. Keenly perceptive or discerning:
      3. Extremely sharp or severe; intense:
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  2. Determining or having the power to determine an outcome

Another word for crucial