Antonyms for necessities

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nuh-ses-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : nəˈsɛs ɪ ti

Definition of necessities

Origin :
  • late 14c., "constraining power of circumstances," from Old French necessité "need, necessity; privation, poverty; distress, torment; obligation, duty" (12c.), from Latin necessitatem (nominative necessitas) "compulsion, need for attention, unavoidableness, destiny," from necesse (see necessary). Meaning "condition of being in need" in English is from late 15c.
  • Necessity is the Mother of Invention. [Richard Franck, c.1624-1708, English author and angler, "Northern Memoirs," 1658]
  • To maken vertu of necessite is in Chaucer. Related: Necessities.
  • noun need, essentiality
Example sentences :
  • You will never find us taking advantage of the necessities of the public.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • It came from the furnace of the Revolution, tempered to the necessities of the times.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • It was not difficult to find a lawyer suited to the necessities of the undertaking.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Remember the interpositions of God to supply the necessities of the destitute.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Comforts, even most desirable comforts, are not necessities.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • Her own wants, her own necessities, had no place in her thoughts.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • The necessities, the emergencies of the times and of the hour did it.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • What our ancestors considered as luxuries we now regard as necessities.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • I leave the rest to God, whom I have ever found propitious to me in my necessities.
  • Extract from : « Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia » by Various
  • Now the first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato

Synonyms for necessities

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