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needful

[ need-fuhl ]
/ ˈnid fəl /
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adjective
necessary or required: needful supplies.
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Idioms about needful

    the needful, Slang. money, especially immediately available cash: They haven't the needful for a car right now.

Origin of needful

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at need, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM needful

need·ful·ly, adverbneed·ful·ness, nounun·need·ful, adjectiveun·need·ful·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for needful

needful
/ (ˈniːdfʊl) /

adjective
necessary; needed; required
archaic needy; poverty-stricken
noun
the needful informal money or fundsdo you have the needful?
do the needful to perform a necessary task

Derived forms of needful

needfully, adverbneedfulness, noun
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