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See definition of desideratum on Dictionary.com
  • as innecessity
  • as inneed
  • as inrequirement/requisite
  • as inrequirement
  • as inaim

synonyms for desideratum

  • essential
  • fundamental
  • obligation
  • precondition
  • prerequisite
  • requirement
  • urgency
  • call
  • cause
  • claim
  • compulsion
  • demand
  • duress
  • essence
  • exaction
  • exigency
  • godsend
  • imperative
  • indispensability
  • inevitability
  • inexorableness
  • must
  • necessary
  • pinch
  • privation
  • requisite
  • stress
  • vitals
  • want
  • life or death
  • needfulness
  • no alternative
  • no choice
  • sine qua non
  • undeniability
  • vital part
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antonyms for desideratum

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  • auxiliary
  • extra
  • trivia
  • desire
  • neglect
  • thoughtlessness
  • avoidance
  • hatred
  • hate
  • dislike
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How to use desideratum in a sentence

Now this expedience is the desideratum to be sought, either without the experience of means, or with that experience.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
If there be a moral, a political equality, this is the desideratum in our Constitution, and in every Constitution in the world.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
Fine binding is a desideratum, and, for its cost, that of the Procrustes could not be improved upon.
THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, 1995, MEMORIAL ISSUEVARIOUS
But this would not hinder the new experiment from becoming insignificant in its turn and giving place to a new desideratum.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
Scarcely any of these are now out of employment; and we are in possession of his desideratum.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
Certainly not for want of interest in the subject because to fly, has been the great desideratum of the race since Adam.
A PROJECT FOR FLYINGROBERT HARDLEY
A reform in the expense was the great desideratum, not the abolition of the Navy.
ABRIDGEMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856 (4 OF 16 VOL.)VARIOUS
The great desideratum at this time is a double, yellow, climbing rose.
PARSONS ON THE ROSESAMUEL BROWNE PARSONS
Water was now the desideratum, but where was it to be found?
EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME 21VARIOUS
The desideratum is a really rough day, but that at Valencia is past praying for.
UNEXPLORED SPAINABEL CHAPMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DESIDERATUM

  • ambition
  • aspiration
  • course
  • desideratum
  • design
  • desire
  • direction
  • end
  • intent
  • intention
  • mark
  • object
  • objective
  • plan
  • purpose
  • scheme
  • target
  • where one is heading
  • wish
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