Synonyms for necessity
nəˈsɛs ɪ tine·ces·si·ty
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I bought a new table out of necessity. My old one was ruined.
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.
compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, need, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, urgency, want
The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
the condition of being essential or indispensable
necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessarynoun
"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"
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Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The participants agreed on the necessity of implementing all points of the Minsk agreement, including the question of the ceasefire ... the withdrawal of heavy weapons and also the immediate release of all hostages.
Today, high-speed broadband is not a luxury. It's a necessity, this is about helping local businesses grow and prosper and compete in the global economy.
The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Translations for necessity
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- necessitatCatalan, Valencian
- nouze, nutnostCzech
- Notwendigkeit, NezessitätGerman
- neceseco, necesoEsperanto
- välttämättömyystarvike, pakko, tarve, tarpeellisuus, välttämättömyys, tarvike, puutteenalaisuus, korvaamattomuus, tarvekalu, puutteellisuus, väistämättömyys, kohtalo, puuteFinnish
- feum, èiginnScottish Gaelic
- 必然性, 必需品, 必要性Japanese
- پێویست, پێویستیKurdish
- необходи́мость, нужда́, необходимостьRussian
- lüzum, gereklilikTurkish
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