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1. necessary

adjective. ['ˈnɛsəˌsɛri'] absolutely essential.

Synonyms

  • incumbent
  • essential
  • obligatory
  • needful
  • required
  • indispensable
  • necessity
  • requisite

Antonyms

  • inessential
  • unnecessary
  • optional
  • subjacent

Etymology

  • necessarye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • necessaire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Necessary

  • actuary
  • ancillary
  • apothecary
  • arbitrary
  • arbitrary
  • aviary
  • budgetary
  • contemporary
  • customary
  • deflationary
  • dictionary
  • dietary
  • dignitary
  • disciplinary
  • discretionary
  • disinflationary
  • dispensary
  • diversionary
  • diversionary
  • dromedary

How to spell necessary? Is it neccessary? Or necesario? Common misspellings are:

  • neccessary
  • necesario

Example sentences of the word necessary


1. Adjective
You may add more water, a teaspoon at a time, if necessary to achieve a smooth dough.

Quotes containing the word necessary


1. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
- Dr. Seuss

2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
- Jim Henson

3. People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
- Claude Monet

2. necessary

adjective. ['ˈnɛsəˌsɛri'] unavoidably determined by prior circumstances.

Antonyms

  • noncurrent

Etymology

  • necessarye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • necessaire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. necessary

noun. ['ˈnɛsəˌsɛri'] anything indispensable.

Synonyms

  • desideratum
  • requirement
  • need
  • must
  • want
  • necessity
  • requisite
  • thing

Antonyms

  • expendable
  • extrinsic
  • inessentiality
  • noncrucial

Etymology

  • necessarye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • necessaire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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