Antonyms for necessarily

Grammar : Adv
Spell : nes-uh-sair-uh-lee, -ser-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr-

Definition of necessarily

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "inevitably, unavoidably," from necessary (adj.) + -ly (2).
  • adv inevitably, certainly
Example sentences :
  • We have no longer States that are necessarily only planting States.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • It is not necessarily his own religious belief that he will select.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • It dawned on me, too, that God need not necessarily be to me what He is to others, nor to others what He is to me.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • I had to take care of him, and the work on the grocery-house was necessarily stopped.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Marriage might be the absorbing duty of some women, but was it necessarily hers?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I was speaking of what could be, not necessarily of what was.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • If, as always, there are exceptions to this rule, they are necessarily evanescent.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • The character-drawing in the next scene is necessarily slight.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • But just as the former is not necessarily a crutch, so the latter was not necessarily a cross.
  • Extract from : « The Non-Christian Cross » by John Denham Parsons
  • Will they not necessarily be slothful, if you are silent and sleep?
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump

Synonyms for necessarily

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