Synonyms of necessary


1. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary, thing

usage: anything indispensable; "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"


1. necessary (vs. unnecessary), essential, indispensable, incumbent, needed, needful, required, requisite, obligatory, essential, indispensable, obligatory

usage: absolutely essential

2. necessary, inevitable (vs. evitable)

usage: unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; "the necessary consequences of one's actions"

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Definition and meaning of necessary (Dictionary)