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1. necessity

noun. ['nəˈsɛsəti, nəˈsɛsɪti'] the condition of being essential or indispensable.

Synonyms

  • urgency
  • unneeded
  • necessary
  • need
  • unnecessary
  • requisiteness

Antonyms

  • unnecessary
  • noncrucial
  • secondary
  • unimportant

Etymology

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

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Rhymes with Necessity

  • accessibility
  • accountability
  • accountability
  • activity
  • adversity
  • adversity
  • advisability
  • affinity
  • aggressivity
  • amity
  • annuity
  • annuity
  • anonymity
  • asperity
  • austerity
  • authenticity
  • availability
  • banality
  • believability
  • bestiality

How do you pronounce necessity?

Pronounce necessity as nəˈsɛsɪti.

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How to spell necessity? Is it necessito? Or nesesity? Common misspellings are:

  • necessito
  • nesesity

Sentences with necessity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Apathetic shoppers have no interest in shopping and do so only out of necessity.

Quotes about necessity


1. Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
- Robert Motherwell

3. And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
- Margaret Cavendish

2. necessity

noun. ['nəˈsɛsəti, nəˈsɛsɪti'] anything indispensable.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • expendable
  • extrinsic
  • dispensable
  • inessentiality

Etymology

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