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necessity

noun

1 necessity

The condition of being essential or indispensable.

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more

Roget 744: compulsion, coercion, coaction, constraint, duress, enforcement, press, conscription.    force; brute force, main force, physical force; the sword, ultima ratio [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 611: predestination, preordination, premeditation, predeliberation, predetermination; foregone conclusion, fait accompli [Fr.]; parti pris [Fr.]; resolve, propendency; intention etc. 620; project ... show more

Roget 609a: no choice, Hobson's choice; first come first served, random selection; necessity etc. 601; not a pin to choose etc. (equality) 27; any, the first that comes; ... show more

Roget 474: certainty; necessity etc. 601; certitude, surety, assurance; dead certainty, moral certainty; infallibleness etc. adj.; infallibility, reliability; ... show more

Roget 601: involuntariness; instinct, blind impulse; inborn proclivity, innate proclivity; native tendency, natural tendency; natural impulse, predetermination.    necessity, necessitation; obligation; compulsion etc. ... show more

Dutch: necessiteit, nood, noodzaak, noodzakelijkheid, onvermijdelijkheid, urgentie

2 necessity

Anything indispensable.

synonyms: essential, necessary, requirement, requisite.

Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death.    needfulness, ... show more

Dutch: vereiste


Moby thesaurus: absolute certainty, absoluteness, act of God, assurance, assuredness, bare cupboard, bare necessities, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, call, call for, cause, certain knowledge, certainness, certainty, certitude, coaction, coercion, compulsion ... show more.

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