necessity

[ nuh-ses-i-tee ]
/ nəˈsɛs ɪ ti /

noun, plural ne·ces·si·ties.

Idioms for necessity

    of necessity, as an inevitable result; unavoidably; necessarily: Our trip to China must of necessity be postponed for a while.

Origin of necessity

1325–75; Middle English necessite < Latin necessitās, equivalent to necess(e) needful + -itās -ity

SYNONYMS FOR necessity

OTHER WORDS FROM necessity

non·ne·ces·si·ty, noun, plural non·ne·ces·si·ties.su·per·ne·ces·si·ty, noun, plural su·per·ne·ces·si·ties.

synonym study for necessity

3. See need.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-necessities

necessity
/ (nɪˈsɛsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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Idioms and Phrases with non-necessities

necessity

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