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He became irritable, distressed, and anxious—struggled hard to get the needful sum together, struggled and strove; but failed.

It is needful to have the time fixed, and the law therefore has established a reasonable time.

There are many cases like this in which one's common sense fails to furnish a correct, yet needful guide.

The period of infancy is fixed by law, and is therefore a conventional, yet needful regulation.

Rise early enough to have ample time for arranging everything needful for the day's journey.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to needful, such as: capital, cardinal, chief, constitutive, crucial, and foremost.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.