Definition of 'necessity'


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1. law, in the plural Indispensable requirements (of life).

2. That which is necessary; a requisite; something indispensable.

3. That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.

4. The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.

5. law Greater utilitarian good; used in justification of a criminal act.

6. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite.

7. The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.

8. The state or fact of being in need.

9. Something necessary.

10. The force exerted by circumstance.

11. Pressing or urgent need, especially that arising from poverty.

12. The condition or quality of being necessary.

13. Something dictated by invariable physical laws.

14. (Metaph.) The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.

15. by necessary consequence; by compulsion, or irresistible power; perforce.

16. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.

17. That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.

18. the condition of being essential or indispensable

19. Want of the means of living; lack of the means to live as becomes one's station or is one's habit.

20. As applied to the human will, the opposite of liberty.

21. Extreme need, in general.

22. Synonyms Necessity, Need. Necessity is more urgent than need: a merchant may have need of more money in order to the most successful managing of his business; he may have a necessity for more cash in hand to avoid going into bankruptcy.

23. Bad illicit spirit.

24. The condition or quality of being necessary or needful; the mode of being or of truth of that which is necessary; the impossibility of the contrary; the absolute character of a determination or limitation which is not merely without exception, but which would be so in any possible state of things; absolute constraint.

25. In philosophy, the inevitable determination of the human will by a motive or other cause. This is only a special use of the word in the free-will dispute. In philosophy generally, by the necessity of a cognition is properly meant a cognized necessity, or universality in reference to possible states of things; although some writers use the word to denote a constraint upon the power of thought.

26. A condition requisite for the attainment of any purpose; also, a necessary of life, without which life, or at least the life appropriate to one's station, would be impossible.

27. Business; something needful to be done.

28. (of necessity) As an inevitable consequence; necessarily.


1. The remainder barely covers council tax and energy costs, there being precious little left for food and other necessities.

2. What are the basic necessities of the home office?

3. The foundation asked households on a range of incomes what they considered the necessities of life.

4. Fiscal conservatism is an unavoidable necessity rather than a policy choice.

5. The help and accountability that come from other people is a necessity.

6. Executives of necessity live and work within an organization.

7. Only economic necessity kept him in the loop for so long.

8. Of absolute necessity for any touring musician is the itinerary.

9. The idiom that necessity is the mother of invention certainly applies to harsh winters.

10. Such an organization must of necessity be not too extensive and as secret as possible.

11. The premise involves contestants being trapped in a remote location without the basic necessities of modern life.

12. Sometimes necessity forces the musician to attempt more than usual.

13. Alternative options for the elderly are limited because most of their spending goes on necessities such as food.

14. We keep the shop well stocked, with all sorts of food and home necessities.

15. But what happens with, erm, that other daily necessity?

16. Fuel is a necessity, smoking isn't.

17. ‘But the fact that the necessity for dialogue has to be stressed in the more than 50-year-old alliance shows how tense relations are in reality.’

18. ‘This year there has been no necessity for farmers to choose between the census or the simplified systems.’

19. ‘The necessity to have access to larger markets is absolutely crucial.’

20. ‘The necessity for a new route has also been questioned, amid suggestions that the existing Killarney / Farranfore road could be upgraded and re-aligned.’

21. ‘Such laws, he said, were ‘in danger of discrediting our parliament if we let that necessity to have high standards in public life lead to an intrusion into private family life’.’

22. ‘No, there are very serious differences, historical differences, and from the practical point of view there is no necessity to export democracy.’

23. ‘The necessity for a sewage scheme to be installed in Shrule because of the serious health hazard that exists there, has been raised with the County Medical Officer.’

24. ‘This being the case, there is no real necessity to introduce new laws hurriedly.’

25. ‘As well as the urgent necessity for further resources, there is also a crying need to better manage the resources that we already have.’

26. ‘There is no necessity to hospitalize the patient.’

27. ‘The necessity for clarity of meaning for his listening public imposed a new discipline on both his poetry and prose pieces and this improved his work, exposing obscurities.’

28. ‘The necessity to make ports of entry more secure is acute.’

29. ‘There is rarely any necessity to trim the plants, though there might be an occasional need to remove dried leaves, wilted flowers and lifeless stems.’

30. ‘These people seem to live in an alternate reality where there is no necessity for their words to correspond to anything that happens in the world.’

31. ‘The long-felt necessity for a state-of-the art gallery of art was realised at last with the initiative of the State Government.’

32. ‘I believe that the economic necessity for innovation and creativity will ultimately drive greater acceptance of diversity.’

33. ‘They recognized the absolute necessity of having some maturity in the country's leadership.’

34. ‘He was little more than contemptuous of those who questioned the necessity of war.’

35. ‘Their stance demonstrates the utter necessity of this unwelcome war.’

36. ‘He stressed the necessity for exercising economy and using the minimum of water.’

37. ‘In that context, I stressed the necessity of repudiating all forms of U.S. patriotism.’

38. ‘However, the existence of representative government doesn't obviate the necessity of enquiry.’

39. ‘A software package was developed which obviated the necessity of having instructors in every class.’

40. ‘On the level of the abstract theory of capital expansion and exploitation, it is not possible to argue for the inevitable necessity of the North-South divide.’

41. ‘At this time thinking was dominated by Kant who had stated that Euclidean geometry is the inevitable necessity of thought.’

42. ‘Like theoretical reasoning, practical reasoning seeks in a sense to demonstrate the necessity of certain actions.’

43. ‘However, no systematic rules for the necessity of a certain sequence have been recognized.’

44. ‘Accordingly, this application has arguable probability, not inexorable logical or theological necessity.’

45. ‘Annie clutched her teddy to her chest tightly and felt every conceivable option she could have had in her life melt into a single inescapable necessity.’

46. ‘In the case of the necessity of substance, there is certainly a conception of a ‘whole’ which is just the sum of its parts and therefore something whose identity is dependent upon that of its parts.’

47. ‘Underneath this official language of inevitability and necessity, Woolf detects an irrepressible internal pressure.’

48. ‘Of necessity there will be a certain amount of overlapping, because many of the same arguments, or approximations thereof, have been employed by more than one critic.’

49. ‘For Burke, expedience and necessity was everything - it was not only inevitable but necessary that America free itself from the yoke of English rule.’

50. ‘Men never do any good, he asserts, except by necessity.’

51. ‘Of course, political necessity prevented the president from blurting the awkward truth that the nation is already running near-record deficits.’

52. ‘Political ideology is the result of individuals making statements about the world based on theory, and in many cases, political necessity.’

53. ‘It is driven by political necessity, and racial opportunism.’

54. ‘In ordinary life, explanations that invoke chance, necessity, or design cover every eventuality.’

55. ‘What made religious toleration and later freedom of conscience possible in England was not theoretical argument but political necessity.’

56. ‘In his political writings, necessity ousts God.’

57. ‘Ending the draft was a political and moral necessity.’

58. ‘In many cases it was financial necessity that forced great pugilists back, with disastrous consequences.’

59. ‘Like the wolf or the deer, travellers' actions are dictated by practical necessity rather than political idealism.’

60. ‘But they were warned beforehand that they should not exceed the limit of the bare necessity of the war.’

61. ‘All these were developments brought about through the perceived economic necessity of the time.’

62. ‘But the decision to exit might be dictated by necessity more than bad faith.’

63. ‘Inserting amendments as and when necessity arises would have been a better strategy.’

64. ‘Vacations when you have kids are somewhat constrained by necessity.’

65. ‘necessity had forced him to discover more about his flying, once again.’

66. ‘Patients can often figure out ingenious ways to treat themselves when necessity forces their hand.’

67. ‘Such people are forced by necessity to buy the cheapest ticket possible.’

68. ‘But necessity requires that I have to have at least a bit of help from each of you against him.’

69. ‘But in all likelihood, bureaucratic necessity drove most police transfers.’

70. ‘necessity drove him to see if he could get to the corner shop on his own.’

71. ‘Basically the self is two things: the self is relational; all that means is, we are certain things by necessity in the world.’

72. ‘These patients do not have even basic necessities such as clothes, soap and toothpaste.’

73. ‘Health care is not a golf game, it's a human necessity.’

74. ‘You drastically cut back on basic necessities such as food or travel to pay creditors.’

75. ‘Each of the group was allowed to bring three basic necessities - a torch, a sleeping bag and warm clothes.’

76. ‘As soon as she arrived at her room, she began to pack a few nondescript clothes and a few basic necessities.’

77. ‘The ship's commander refused to pass on even clothes, food and basic necessities to his prisoners.’

78. ‘Sleep ranks at the top of the list of human necessities - right along with air, water and food.’

79. ‘The impact of the war will be felt particularly on two heavily-traded basic necessities, oil and food.’

80. ‘Sophisticated telecommunications have become a basic necessity of everyday life.’

81. ‘Hundreds of thousands of people lack the basic necessities of life and are vulnerable to disease and possibly starvation.’

82. ‘Basic medical necessities, however, are either nonexistent or in short supply.’

83. ‘Morphine had become an " absolute necessity of life " for this user.’

84. ‘Internationalism is not simply a utopian ideal, but an urgent practical necessity.’

85. ‘Streams of people packed hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores to stockpile household necessities.’

86. ‘Apart from beer and fags the household necessities in most families are bought by women.’

87. ‘Store clothing, dishes, food and other household necessities within easy reach.’

88. ‘By all means, spend your available cash on necessities like food, shelter and clothing.’

89. ‘So in some cases, it's perceived by the employer as a business necessity.’

90. ‘Employers have moved diversity from a " nice thing to do " to a business necessity.’

91. ‘Mayor Street defends the cuts as an unpleasant necessity due to the city's financial straits.’

92. ‘I would now like to share with you friends, another crucial requirement and necessity for our country.’

93. ‘But since the Idea of Causation is a necessary condition of the very possibility of objective empirical knowledge, Newton's laws must share this necessity.’

94. ‘Of necessity it must deal with a ruling class that owns the material means of extracting or distributing information, or with a producing class that extracts and distributes.’

95. ‘The reaction of some to this whole exercise will be to say that it fortifies a dislike they had always had for natural necessity - even before it was relativised to a time.’

96. ‘In addition, God has, though not with metaphysical necessity, all the moral perfections.’

97. ‘Keep in mind, though, that not all entities, according to Aquinas, have an essence, though all, by necessity, have a form.’

98. ‘Moreover, the vital role played by the truths given above in all scientific explanation persuaded Kant that a theory of objectivity would also provide an explanation of natural necessity.’

99. ‘Pre-biotic natural selection and chemical necessity cannot, as a logical matter, explain the origin of biological information.’

100. ‘However, if we're talking about deontic necessity - the logic of what ought to be - then things are different.’

101. ‘And in obeying this necessity, Spinoza goes on to argue, we are completely free.’

102. ‘The necessity which causation involves is at most ‘natural’ or ‘physical’ necessity, not metaphysical necessity.’

103. ‘He strongly objected, however, to any suggestion that necessity can also be properly attributed to the properties or relationships of the things described in such sentences.’

104. ‘By art, Benjamin means the interpretive, cognitive processes which by necessity always dominate a process such as painting.’

105. ‘The logic of value can only constitute a necessity in the sense in which Hegel presents necessity.’

106. ‘Hume notes the criticism that necessity undermines morality since it eliminates moral choice.’

107. ‘Any such project must, by necessity, be selective.’

108. ‘Modal logic is the logic of possibility and necessity and the study of modal logic, as a discipline, has flourished in the latter half of the twentieth century.’

109. ‘Capitalism, by necessity, must do this in order to establish and support inequality because Capitalism is inequality.’

110. ‘Such events constitute given facts and their conjunctions exhaust the objective content of our idea of natural necessity.’

111. ‘If you have partial darkness you must by necessity also have partial light.’

112. ‘He also believed that moral agency and freedom are compatible with metaphysical necessity.’

113. ‘Hence, masculinity, femininity and homosexuality were transformed from the realm of biological necessity to that of custom.’

114. ‘The absolute necessity of the judgment is only a conditioned necessity of the thing, or of the predicate in the judgment.’

115. ‘Whence the force of the second ‘not’, which I take to be more than just the assertion of a pragmatic necessity in the teeth of radical scepticism.’

116. ‘Artists of this region have always created art out of a necessity that transcends the restrictive conditions imposed upon them.’

117. ‘If that is the case, intervention, when it is constructive, is an objective necessity, so that auditing its personnel could be introduced.’

118. ‘There is no evidence that it was for Foucault, nor that he intended to suggest anything other than realization of the fact of observation as a critical necessity.’

119. ‘Some critics may see this as collaborating with enemies of the environment, but Herd understands this as a necessity that parallels the balance of mankind and nature.’

120. ‘Robespierre was a disciple of Rousseau - both considered the general will an absolute necessity.’

121. ‘Vengeance may hold a primitive necessity, but it offers neither redemption nor relief.’

122. food and shelter are necessities of life

Other users have misspelling necessity as:

1. necessito 3.01%

2. nesesity 2.81%

3. Other 94.18%

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