Definition of 'necessary'


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1. archaic, UK bathroom, toilet, loo

2. Something indispensable.

3. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; -- used chiefly in the plural.

4. A privy; a water-closet.

5. (Law) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

6. Anything that is necessary or indispensable; that which cannot be disregarded or omitted: as, the necessaries of life.

7. needed, required

8. Required by obligation, compulsion, or convention.

9. Unavoidably determined by prior conditions or circumstances; inevitable.

10. Logically inevitable.

11. Needed or required: synonym: indispensable.

12. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free.

13. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.

14. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requisite; essential.

15. absolutely essential

16. unavoidably determined by prior circumstances


1. Is it absolutely necessary for populist politicians to have absurd hair?

2. What further steps may be necessary will depend on the miners.

3. The first thing to do is to think hard about whether it is really necessary.

4. Some of the necessary steps towards true excellence will be straightforward.

5. Total prohibition cannot be enforced successfully unless there is a general conviction that such a step is really necessary for victory.

6. In adulthood, it should recover and treatment may be necessary.

7. They insisted that the cull was necessary to stop them from destroying large trees and blocking rivers in a habitat with no natural predators.

8. MPs said that it was better for the regulator to examine and if necessary reject such deals head-on rather than take enforcement action afterwards.

9. She couldn't bear the thought of her house being sold so we mapped out a plan for when and if a care home becomes necessary.

10. Beyond implementing the new framework, further regulation may not be necessary, she added.

11. Those who have rheumatoid arthritis may find it necessary to have regular eye examinations.

12. The outlook for people with this problem is not good and drug treatment is almost always necessary.

13. You have to counteract and take the necessary steps to stop them.

14. We have to take steps necessary to restore trust.

15. Resist turning on the heating in the day unless it is absolutely necessary.

16. This is becoming increasingly necessary as cars become larger and wider.

17. Please let us have the law enforced where necessary.

18. They are necessary conditions of his existence.

19. Some might ask whether dramatic changes in how we do things are really necessary.

20. These may be the necessary niceties of realistic diplomacy.

21. Special efforts to find waste are therefore always necessary.

22. These are necessary to stop his body from rejecting the new marrow.

23. The courts will take the necessary steps.

24. It was absolutely necessary to have our principal pieces tied to the club.

25. The changes that now become necessary are drastic.

26. Fiscal conservatism is therefore a necessary condition of a prudent government.

27. Such a law will be necessary.

28. To carry out such an objective investigation, it was necessary first to examine the relations of production.

29. It is necessary to examine the ideological argument, therefore, a little more closely.

30. Prayer as the highest that can be lived on earth, telling Martha that activity, even in the most necessary duties, was not after all the best use to which time and love could be put, but rather that _Mary had chosen the best part ... the one thing that is necessary_, and that it

31. It is not necessary absolutely that any man should continue to live; but it is necessary _morally_ that, if he would continue to live, he should eat and sleep, food and rest being, according to the established constitution of Nature, a _necessary condition_ or indispensable means for the support of life.

32. She kept telling me that I could have it (the necessary procedure) done as an in-patient procedure and then I could just be sterilized "while we're in there" at the same time, and it wouldn't hurt (as opposed to having the * necessary* procedure done in-office that she assured me would really hurt).

33. It is, we think, impossible to compare the sentence which prohibits a State from laying “imposts, or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws, ” with that which authorizes Congress “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution” the powers of the general government, without feeling a conviction that the convention understood itself to change materially the meaning of the word “necessary, ” by prefixing the word “absolutely.

34. And yet, as it was necessary to appoint a certain day, in order that the people might know when they should assemble, the _Christian church_, (not the apostles,) has up appointed Sunday (the Lord's day) for this purpose; and to this change she was the more inclined and willing, that the people might have an example of Christian _liberty_, and might know that _the observance of neither the Sabbath nor any other day is necessary_.

35. "Well," went on the other nervously, "I want you to speak for me, if necessary -- _if necessary_, you understand?

36. And I use the term necessary because this generation has a very narrow definition of necessary.

37. The term necessary being can be understood in different ways.

38. For the one part contends that the term necessary should not be used concerning the new obedience, for that this flows not from any necessity or constraint, but from a voluntary spirit.

39. But the other part judges that the term necessary should by all means be retained, inasmuch as this obedience is not left to our mere will, and therefore is not free, but that regenerate men are bound to render such service.

40. ‘We had always stayed out of each others private business, prying only when we deemed it absolutely necessary.’

41. ‘A jury of experts reviewed a draft of the survey and made changes where necessary.’

42. ‘Often it's impossible for the architect of a company to make the changes necessary to ensure it survives.’

43. ‘Remedies are then prescribed where necessary in order to balance the energy to produce a positive effect.’

44. ‘Ask yourself what could possibly go wrong and then take preventive actions where necessary.’

45. ‘Many developing countries may lack the resources necessary to prevent such outbreaks.’

46. ‘The question then is, what steps are reasonably necessary to the attainment of that purpose?’

47. ‘Now, they feel it necessary to protect themselves'.’

48. ‘The interference must go no further than is strictly necessary to achieve its permitted purpose.’

49. ‘I imagine that the Minister and her officials would take whatever steps they deemed necessary to deal with the demand.’

50. ‘I do not find it necessary to consider these definitions for present purposes.’

51. ‘After considering these two requirements, the court may still find it necessary to consider a third factor.’

52. ‘Eva takes the boy in but does not give him the skills necessary for his survival.’

53. ‘My policy is to ignore readers who feel it necessary to resort to insults.’

54. ‘Killing wasn't fun or heroic; it was simply sometimes necessary for survival.’

55. ‘Procedural safeguards are also necessary to ensure that the powers are used properly.’

56. ‘We do not think it necessary to consider this issue at length.’

57. ‘I didn't tell you because it didn't seem necessary at the time.’

58. ‘But hunting with dogs is not natural or necessary in our society today.’

59. ‘The minister's approval was necessary for the purpose of control and accountability.’

60. ‘Because the dealer may not follow through on completing and filing the necessary paperwork.’

61. ‘Please could you send me the necessary paperwork required to begin this procedure.’

62. ‘A social worker will be able to help fill out all of the necessary paperwork.’

63. ‘As much as I'd like to think that spying doesn't happen, it's going to happen as a necessary consequence of competition.’

64. ‘The magazine, he says, is ‘a necessary consequence of their superstar status’.’

65. ‘He saw radical skepticism as a necessary consequence of the misery of the human condition.’

66. ‘I suppose that if we allow non-resident citizens to vote, this is a necessary consequence.’

67. ‘Other disciplines and artistic representation are an inevitable and necessary part of the mix.’

68. ‘If the answer is still yes, you must accept all the necessary consequences.’

69. ‘It was an almost necessary consequence of using lenses.’

70. ‘Perhaps you may think that in this case the continuation of such stringent and draconian sanctions is a regrettable but necessary consequence.’

71. ‘The principal weakness is that there is no necessary consequence for the validity of a law which is successfully impugned.’

72. ‘The necessary consequence is that there had to be a redefinition of the rights and obligations of the parents, and of those with care of children.’

73. ‘The necessary consequence of this was political centralization.’

74. ‘A necessary consequence of this is that, where they are in conflict, statute law prevails over the common law.’

75. ‘It is not a necessary consequence, or a condition, of industrialization.’

76. ‘However, that was no more than the necessary consequence of the change in the legislation.’

77. ‘Some home truths about the migration of people need to be remembered and the necessary consequences drawn.’

78. ‘Changes in the direction and rate of relative plate motion are necessary consequences of the evolution of plate mosaics.’

79. ‘That delay was to a large extent a necessary consequence of the splitting of the allegations into separate trials.’

80. ‘So urgency cannot be construed as a strictly necessary condition for the status of an impulse or desire as addictive.’

81. ‘But maintaining the separation of church and state is a necessary precondition of liberty.’

82. ‘But biodiversity is a necessary precondition for the long-term maintenance of biological resources.’

83. ‘How can one responsibly teach writers who use the reader's revulsion and horror as necessary responses?’

84. ‘Bacon and Locke had discussed the question of a necessary knowledge of nature from a scholastic standpoint.’

85. ‘If it is shown that the opinion actually formed is not an opinion of this character, then the necessary opinion does not exist.’

86. ‘There could be no solution, they claimed, until the mind first grasped the necessary idea.’

87. ‘We ought not to be surprised when Hamlet refers to some necessary question of the play.’

88. ‘The phenomenon of decadence is as necessary as any increase and advance of life: one is in no position to abolish it.’

89. ‘Shelter, medicine, basic schooling, and even necessaries like food and water were now being provided to the million upon million of starving adults, and their children.’

90. ‘Others resort to exploitation, as in the case of an injured officer who, with the help of a resentful assistant, attempts to trade tobacco leaves with the retreating soldiers in exchange for food and other necessaries.’

91. ‘Work was about to be resumed at the Emergency Kitchen for the relief of the sick poor of York, which was for the immediate relief of all poor persons who were ill, and too poor to afford the pressing necessaries their sufferings required.’

92. ‘Two or three trips out for provisions and necessaries for the immediate works have given us our first close-hand contact with the beautiful landscape.’

93. ‘Lots of worthwhile things got done today, domestic things, keeping the small ship of our household trim and balanced, clean and supplied with the necessaries.’

94. ‘To their credit, Pollack and his scriptwriters have tried to tackle all the necessaries of a proper old style political thriller head on.’

95. ‘And a big plus is that it's not too trendy to supply the necessaries for making coffee and tea.’

96. ‘He could supply drovers with all necessaries, including the best brands of liquors and fresh water.’

97. ‘This was the principal site for retailing victuals and other necessaries.’

98. ‘Bread, margarine, orange juice, jam, fruit and veg, cereals, milk, meat, biscuits and some other necessaries such as kitchen towels, toothpaste, beer and disposable nappies.’

99. ‘But back then florists seemed rather more in touch with the real world and would provide a few bunches of the cheapest blooms you could have for the small change left after shopping for necessaries.’

100. ‘There wasn't time for a full shop so I confined myself to the small list of necessaries I'd scribbled down.’

101. ‘I picked up enough consumables and necessaries to tide us over the next couple of days.’

102. ‘The ward nurse gave me a list of necessaries, beginning with soap and ending with a bedpan.’

103. ‘There was some space left over in my trolley when I'd bought the necessaries so I filled it up with Christmas booze.’

104. ‘I shall have to use a jar of pre-made sauce for that because I'm not geared up with necessaries for sauce making yet.’

105. ‘However, my CD drive is broken, and I specifically checked when I ordered that it would be possible to download the necessaries from the internet.’

106. ‘And if you look to the bottom of the bag, you'll find your necessaries.’

107. ‘After about another hour of going through information, records, and other such necessaries, we finally were ready to leave, or so I thought.’

108. ‘She had spent an hour or so showing the captain the necessaries in caring for his mother, and had promised to stop by the following afternoon, just to check on things.’

109. ‘Taxes on luxuries have some advantage over taxes on necessaries.’

110. ‘At the time of writing his Wealth of Nations, Smith noted that only four necessaries were subject to tax in Great Britain, specifically salt, leather, soap and candles.’

111. ‘Unable to get the human variety, the club has hired a team of four llamas to do the necessary.’

112. ‘Of course, if she's busy reading or otherwise occupied, she sends the sprog in her place to do the necessary.’

113. ‘Unafraid of blood and guts, I went with him to the top of the garden where he did the necessary.’

114. ‘As I empathised with the poor guy, I obliged him by doing the necessary.’

115. ‘I don't know if you all realize how much I hate being ill, anyhow, I am doing the necessary.’

116. ‘Paul, a successful model with ambitions to run his own place, came up with the necessary.’

117. the necessary consequences of one's actions

Other users have misspelling necessary as:

1. neccessary 6.26%

2. necesario 6.14%

3. nessary 4.72%

4. necesary 4.04%

5. necessario 3.47%

6. necessaire 2.95%

7. neccesary 2.5%

8. necessar 2.46%

9. necesaria 2.42%

10. nessesary 2.38%

11. Other 62.66%

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