Synonyms for necessary

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nes-uh-ser-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛs əˌsɛr i

Top 10 synonyms for necessary Other synonyms for the word necessary

Définition of necessary

Origin :
  • late 14c. "needed, required, essential, indispensable," from Old French necessaire "necessary, urgent, compelling" (13c.), and directly from Latin necessarius "unavoidable, indispensable, necessary," from necesse "unavoidable, indispensable," originally "no backing away," from ne- "not" + cedere "to withdraw, go away, yield" (see cede). The root sense is of that from which there is no evasion, that which is inevitable. Necessary house "privy" is from c.1600. Necessary evil is from 1540s (the original reference was to "woman").
  • adj essential
  • adj inevitable
Example sentences :
  • It is not necessary to dwell on every incident of this terrible journey.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • They look so beautifully, if it only were not necessary to eat them.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The necessary papers were made out and given to the Marshal.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • It will not be necessary to repeat in detail the course of my examination.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • In the meantime, I will go to Chatterton, and take all necessary precautions.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • It is not necessary to claim that it has always worked perfectly.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I don't believe it is necessary for you to tell the Southards anything.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • However, we need not always attend, nor is it necessary we should very often be late.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • We can know God easily so long as we do not feel it necessary to define Him.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • They are not necessary; they might be avoided; at their worst they could be tempered.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King

Antonyms for necessary

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