[ US /nəˈsɛsəti, nəˈsɛsɪti/ ]
[ UK /nəsˈɛsɪti/ ]
  1. anything indispensable
    allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
    food and shelter are necessities of life
    the essentials of the good life
  2. the condition of being essential or indispensable
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How To Use necessity In A Sentence

  • This meant he could help another child whose parents needed a little extra for some necessity or other.
  • Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man - and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison 
  • There is absolutely no necessity for you to be involved.
  • Words regarding the necessity to change the souls of human beings to effect real change in the world should not be interpreted to mean that black religious leaders were adopting a quietistic approach to civil rights.
  • At the back door, out of inexorable necessity, in developed and convincingness and sincerity laid down by all authorities on the art of the short story. Confession
  • As each hoplite was unshielded on his right side, he relied on the man next to him for protection, encouraging by necessity a strong sense of unity in battle. Alexander the Great
  • Little protest as to unlawful detention, the necessity of charges, et cetera. THE LAST RAVEN
  • At a preparatory hearing he raised possible defences of duress, necessity and public interest.
  • Someone who writes a literary memoir, for example, is by necessity examining issues of self and identity.
  • We consult to the media about canopy questions, we have a canopy newsletter, we have an email LISTSERV, and so we're trying to disseminate information about the importance of the canopy, the beauty of the canopy, the necessity of intact canopies, to people outside of academia. Nalini Nadkarni on conserving the canopy
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