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  • adj.essential
  • adj.inevitable

synonyms for necessary

  • basic
  • crucial
  • decisive
  • essential
  • fundamental
  • imperative
  • indispensable
  • mandatory
  • needed
  • paramount
  • required
  • significant
  • unavoidable
  • urgent
  • vital
  • binding
  • cardinal
  • chief
  • expedient
  • prerequisite
  • pressing
  • prime
  • principal
  • requisite
  • all-important
  • bottom-line
  • compelling
  • compulsory
  • de rigueur
  • elementary
  • exigent
  • incumbent on
  • momentous
  • must-have
  • name of game
  • needful
  • obligatory
  • quintessential
  • specified
  • wanted

antonyms for necessary

MOST RELEVANT
  • additional
  • extra
  • inessential
  • minor
  • nonessential
  • optional
  • secondary
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • unnecessary
  • voluntary
  • insignificant
  • contingent
  • needless
  • useless
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How to use necessary in a sentence

In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
It is only necessary to have a zinc, or a galvanized tray on which to stand the glass in an inverted position.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
And the absence of paper and so forth, rendering notebooks costly and rare, made a large amount of memorizing necessary.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The Duke found no difficulty in awakening the wishes, which were necessary to his scheme, in the mind of young Lorraine.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Great care is necessary when removing the Ferns to do as little damage as possible to the roots.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Nor is there anyone of that order who talks of going back to those kingdoms without the most urgent reason making it necessary.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO NECESSARY

  • assured
  • certain
  • inescapable
  • inevitable
  • necessary
  • routine
  • unavoidable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.