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Definition 1: anything indispensable - [noun denoting object]

Samples where necessity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • food and shelter are necessities of life
  • the essentials of the good life
  • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
  • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained

Synonyms for necessity in the sense of this definition

(necessity is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is a kind of necessity ) something desired as a necessity

"the desiderata for a vacation are time and money"

(... is a kind of necessity ) a necessary or essential thing

"seat belts are an absolute must"

(... is a kind of necessity ) anything that is necessary but lacking

"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs" "I tried to supply his wants"

Definition 2: the condition of being essential or indispensable - [noun denoting state]

(necessity is a kind of ...) a condition requiring relief

"she satisfied his need for affection" "God has no need of men to accomplish His work" "there is a demand for jobs"

(... is a kind of necessity ) the state of being absolutely required

(... is a kind of necessity ) the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

(... are attributes of necessity) absolutely essential

(... are attributes of necessity) not necessary

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