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Synonyms for optional
ˈɒp ʃə nlop·tion·al

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  1. optionaladjective

    compulsory, mandatory, obligatory

  2. optionaladjective

    On that beach clothing is entirely optional.

    mandatory, compulsory, obligatory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optionaladjective

    possible but not necessary; left to personal choice

    bounden, indispensable, prerequisite, mandatory, compulsory, incumbent on(p), required, imposed, obligatory, de rigueur

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. optionaladjective

    discretional, elective

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. optionaladjective

    discretional, elective

    compulsory, coercive, obligatory

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  1. Charo Bishop:

    All optional. Voluntarily. Some girls were excited to do those things, in terms of being an escort, that was never a perception I had. I think that being friendly and receptive and welcoming to sponsors is completely different than being an escort.

  2. Denelle Dixon:

    It’s not just Facebook—time and time again, the companies with whom we trust with our most sensitive data have shown that privacy and security are optional.

  3. Unknown:

    Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.

  4. Unknown:

    Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

  5. Thierry Breton:

    I do not know any optional voluntary tax... On the big digital players, this is obviously not an option, if it cannot be reached, we would take up the issue at the level of the Commission.

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