necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(adj)
"food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
supererogatory, uncalled-for, avoidable, evitable, surplus, superfluous, spare, extra, avertible, excess, unnecessary, gratuitous, avertable, inessential, unneeded, needless, supernumerary, redundant
supererogatory, extra, inessential, surplus, redundant, superfluous, excess, spare, supernumerary, avertable, evitable, avertible, uncalled-for, needless, gratuitous, unnecessary, unneeded, avoidable
unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
"the necessary consequences of one's actions"
spare, supererogatory, avoidable, excess, superfluous, extra, avertable, inessential, unneeded, surplus, uncalled-for, evitable, unnecessary, needless, redundant, gratuitous, supernumerary, avertible
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is necessary which must exist, occur, or be true; which in the nature of things can not be otherwise. That which is essential belongs to the essence of a thing, so that the thing can not exist in its completeness without it; that which is indispensable may be only an adjunct, but it is one that can not be spared; vigorous health is essential to an arctic explorer; warm clothing is indispensable. That which is requisite (or required) is so in the judgment of the person requiring it, but may not be so absolutely; thus, the requisite is more a matter of personal feeling than the indispensable. Inevitable (Latin in, not, and evito, shun) is primarily the exact equivalent of the Saxon unavoidable; both words are applied to things which some at least would escape or prevent, while that which is necessary may meet with no objection; food is necessary, death is inevitable; a necessary conclusion satisfies a thinker; an inevitable conclusion silences opposition. An infallible proof is one that necessarily leads the mind to a sound conclusion. Needed and needful are more concrete than necessary, and respect an end to be attained; we speak of a necessary inference; necessary food is what one can not live without, while needful food is that without which he can not enjoy comfort, health, and strength.
Necessary to a sequence or a total; for or to a result or a person; unity is necessary to (to constitute) completeness; decision is necessary for command, or for a commander.
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The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.
It’s a huge danger. The numbers make it difficult to do the kinds of vetting that’s necessary and just the circumstances in Islamic State-occupied Syria and other countries, it’s impossible to do the big checks necessary, all while we have ISIS and other groups telling us they intend to infiltrate operatives through the refugee process.
For peace of the Korean Peninsula, (I will) constantly be working, if it is necessary, I will fly immediately to Washington and also visit Beijing and Tokyo. If the condition is created, I will also go to Pyongyang.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Public safety is paramount, and I want the people of this state to know that we are working with all local and federal partners, remaining vigilant and taking all necessary measures to keep New Yorkers safe.
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- لازم, ضروريArabic
- necessariCatalan, Valencian
- notwendig, zwangsläufig, nötigGerman
- απαραίτητος, [[ζωτικός, αναπόδραστος, αναπόφευκτοςGreek
- بایسته, لازم, ضروریPersian
- tarvittava, välttämätön, tähdellinen, tärkeäFinnish
- deatamach, riatanachScottish Gaelic
- nesesèHaitian Creole
- nélkülözhetetlen, szükséges, szükségszerű, elengedhetetlenHungarian
- necesse, necessariInterlingua
- 当然, 必要, 必然的Japanese
- нужен, неопходен, потребенMacedonian
- nodig, noodzakelijkDutch
- нужный, необходимыйRussian
- అవసరమైన, కావాల్సినTelugu
- gerekli, elzemTurkish
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