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synonyms for necessity

  • essential
  • fundamental
  • obligation
  • precondition
  • prerequisite
  • requirement
  • urgency
  • call
  • cause
  • claim
  • compulsion
  • demand
  • desideratum
  • 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 necessity

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  • auxiliary
  • extra
  • trivia
  • desire
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How to use necessity in a sentence

When I talked to lawyers about how to delay filing a Form D, all gave the standard perfunctory response about the necessity of filing — until we went off-the-record.
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The best Valentine’s Day gifts to give and receive are those given based upon both feeling and necessity.
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Economists see such savings as a sign the family did not need the money for basic necessities.
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We believe a far greater number of people can’t afford internet, but are sacrificing other necessities.
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Every play during a pandemic is, by necessity, experimental.
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It’s just the necessity of trading equities in the US, that you have to do all these things.
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Users reported trouble loading Gmail, Slack and Zoom — apps that have become necessities to keep work-from-home life running smoothly during the coronavirus pandemic.
BIG INTERNET OUTAGES HIT THE EAST COAST, CAUSING ISSUES FOR VERIZON, ZOOM, SLACK, GMAILRACHEL LERMANJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was a performance worth of others by substitutes like Frank Reich, Nick Foles, Jeff Hostetler, Earl Morrall and others who stepped up when necessity demanded it.
CHAD HENNE IS IN THE PANTHEON OF NFL BACKUP QB HEROES, WHETHER HE GETS ANOTHER SHOT OR NOTCINDY BORENJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
NFL teams gravitated, then, toward mobile quarterbacks by necessity.
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It acknowledged their differences and highlighted Obama’s own view of the necessity that the United States engage in international leadership.
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WORDS RELATED TO NECESSITY

  • claim
  • excuse
  • grounds
  • justification
  • necessity
  • obligation
  • occasion
  • reason
  • right
  • urge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.