Synonyms of 'necessity'
There is agreement on the necessity of reforms.
Water is a basic necessity of life.
the essentials of everyday life, such as food and water
The products met all legal requirements.
a major requisite for the work of the analysts
Good self-esteem is a prerequisite for a happy life.
sine qua non (Latin)
The company needs to respond to the wants of our customers.
the ultimate necessity of death
They were reduced to begging through economic necessity.
41 per cent of Brazilians live in absolute poverty.
the state of need in Third World countries
They endured years of privation during the war.
He was brought up in penury, without education.
Equality will not relieve destitution but will spread it evenly.
Necessity is the mother of invention– Gulliver's Travels]
Necessity never made a good bargain– Poor Richard's Almanack]
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves– speech]
You make a virtue of necessity– Apologeticum adversus Rufinum]
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessities
Necessity knows no law
Needs must when the devil drives
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Certainty is the state of being definite or of having no doubts at all about something.
There is too little certainty about the outcome yet.
Thesaurus for necessity from the Collins English Thesaurus
The necessity of something is the fact that it must happen or exist .