- See also Thesaurus:requisite
NounNecessary (plural necessaries)
absolute, apodictic, backhouse, binding, bound, called for, cardinal, certain, choiceless, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, closet, compelling, compulsory, conclusive, constraining, crapper, de rigueur, decisive, definite, determinate, dictated, essential, exigent, fated, fateful, fundamental, imperative, imperious, important, importunate, indefeasible, indicated, indispensable, ineluctable, ineludible, inerrable, inerrant, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, inexorable, infallible, inflexible, involuntary, irreducible, irreductible, irreplaceable, irresistible, irrevocable, jakes, mandatory, momentous, must, necessitous, needed, needful, obligatory, office, outhouse, peremptory, perfectly sure, positive, predestined, predetermined, prerequisite, relentless, required, requisite, resistless, significant, sure, sure as death, sure as fate, sure-enough, true, unambiguous, unavoidable, uncontrollable, undeflectable, unequivocal, unerring, unevadable, unforgoable, univocal, unmistakable, unpreventable, unstoppable, unyielding, urgent, vital, wanted, without choice
< Middle English necessarye < Old French necessaire < Latin necessārius (“unavoidable, inevitable, indispensable, requisite”) < necesse (“unavoidable, inevitable, indispensable”), neuter adjective with esse and habeō (“I have”), probably originating from ne cessum or non cessum < ne (“not”) + cessus, perfect passive participle of cēdō (“I yield”); see cede.
- Necessary in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Necessary in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911