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synonyms for needful

  • capital
  • cardinal
  • chief
  • constitutive
  • crucial
  • foremost
  • fundamental
  • imperative
  • indispensable
  • leading
  • main
  • necessary
  • necessitous
  • needed
  • prerequisite
  • principal
  • required
  • requisite
  • right-hand
  • wanted
See also synonyms for: needfulness
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How to use needful in a sentence

He became irritable, distressed, and anxious—struggled hard to get the needful sum together, struggled and strove; but failed.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
It is needful to have the time fixed, and the law therefore has established a reasonable time.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
There are many cases like this in which one's common sense fails to furnish a correct, yet needful guide.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
The period of infancy is fixed by law, and is therefore a conventional, yet needful regulation.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Rise early enough to have ample time for arranging everything needful for the day's journey.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
An insurance policy may be assigned, though it usually contains a clause that the consent of the insurer is needful.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Wait for your turn, then perform the needful arrangements of your toilette quickly, and re-join your escort as soon as possible.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
It is not needful that this expectation or benefit should possess a pecuniary valuation.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
By the early common law a person who started a fire, even for a needful and lawful purpose, was responsible for the consequences.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Sympathy and love, constant watchfulness, and earnest prayer will be the most needful.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NEEDFUL

  • capital
  • cardinal
  • chief
  • constitutive
  • crucial
  • foremost
  • fundamental
  • imperative
  • important
  • indispensable
  • leading
  • main
  • must-have
  • necessary
  • necessitous
  • needed
  • needful
  • prerequisite
  • principal
  • required
  • requisite
  • right-hand
  • vital
  • wanted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.