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Synonyms of 'staple'

(adjective) 
Definition
of prime importance
Staple goods are disappearing from the shops.
Synonyms
principal
Their principal concern is that of winning the next election.
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chief
Financial stress is acknowledged as a chief reason for divorce.
The job went to one of his chief rivals.
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main
My main concern now is to protect the children.
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basic
Access to justice is a basic right.
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essential
Two essential elements must be proven: motive and opportunity.
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primary
the primary cause of the disease
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fundamental
the fundamental principles of democracy
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predominant
He played a predominant role in shaping French economic policy.
(noun) 
Definition
something that forms a main part of the product, consumption, or trade of a region
boutiques selling such staples as jeans and T-shirts
Synonyms
essential
the essentials of everyday life, such as food and water
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necessity
Water is a basic necessity of life.
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must
A visit to the motor museum is a must.
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requisite
a major requisite for the work of the analysts
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must-have

Additional synonyms

in the sense of basic
Definition
of or forming a base or basis
Access to justice is a basic right.
in the sense of chief
Financial stress is acknowledged as a chief reason for divorce.The job went to one of his chief rivals.
Synonyms
highest,
key,
most important,
big-time (informal),
major league (informal),
in the sense of fundamental
Definition
essential or primary
the fundamental principles of democracy
(verb) 
polythene bags stapled to an illustrative card
Synonyms

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