Definition for needs

noun as in exigence

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Example Sentences

So as of right now, because everything is changing so drastically on a regular basis, and we are in a needs-based business, we’re continuing to lean in where our customers are actively searching for glasses, or looking for our types of products.

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He testified that Avenatti lied to him about the status of the funds, saying the county was at fault for failing to approve a “special needs trust,” which preserves public benefits eligibility for people with disabilities.

“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.

But the other thing that needs to be done is for us citizens to do.

Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.

Following the Apatow references, Marge informs Homer that she needs to use the “Porta Potty.”

“If Charleston harbor needs improvement, let the commerce of Charleston bear the burden,” he said.

Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.

Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.

In one sense, then, the new issue has adequate expansibility for ordinary needs.

Even genius, however, needs direction and adjustment to secure the most perfect and reliable results.

The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to needs, such as: demands, exigencies, exigency, necessity, need, and requirement.

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