Synonyms for necessary

Synonyms for (noun) necessary

Synonyms: necessary, necessity, essential, requirement, requisite

Definition: anything indispensable

Usage: 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

Similar words: thing

Definition: a separate and self-contained entity

Synonyms for (adj) necessary

Synonyms: necessary

Definition: unavoidably determined by prior circumstances

Usage: the necessary consequences of one's actions

Similar words: inevitable

Definition: incapable of being avoided or prevented

Usage: the inevitable result

Synonyms: necessary

Definition: absolutely essential

Similar words: indispensable, essential

Definition: absolutely necessary; vitally necessary

Usage: essential tools and materials; funds essential to the completion of the project; an indispensable worker

Similar words: incumbent

Definition: necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

Usage: it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts

Similar words: needed, needful, required, requisite

Definition: necessary for relief or supply

Usage: provided them with all things needful

Similar words: obligatory

Definition: required by obligation or compulsion or convention

Usage: he made all the obligatory apologies

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