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necessitude

[ nuh-ses-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ nəˈsɛs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun Archaic.

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Origin of necessitude

1605–15; <Latin necessitūdō, equivalent to necessi-, combining form of necessenecessary + -tūdō-tude
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Example sentences from the Web for necessitude

  • It had been of all things the most harassing and wearing—a life of dreary necessitude—a perpetual struggle with debt.

    Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
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