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necessity

ne·ces·si·ty

necessity

 
 
pronunciation:
n se sih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: necessities
definition 1: a person or thing that is required or indispensable.
the necessities for good health
synonyms:
essential, indispensable, must, necessary, need, requirement, requisite
antonyms:
luxury
similar words:
condition, fundamental, imperative, obligation, requisition, sine qua non, staple, want
definition 2: the state or condition of being necessary.
synonyms:
indispensability, requisiteness
similar words:
essential
definition 3: need; want.
a condition of extreme necessity for lack of money
synonyms:
destitution, indigence, need, penury, poverty, privation, want
similar words:
call, dearth, lack, pinch, scarcity, straits
definition 4: unalterable circumstances; compulsion.
synonyms:
compulsion, inevitability, necessitation
similar words:
confinement, constraint, obligation