Definition of 'necessarily'
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The best player does not necessarily make the best leader. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The findings do not necessarily hold true for human births. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This does not necessarily mean that the economy faces storms ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It necessarily would mean that some members had voting rights while others would not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not tha necessarily means a lot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it's not necessarily true. The Sun (2016)He concludes that while shopping does not necessarily make us happy, we would certainly be miserable if deprived of the privilege. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It doesn't necessarily make life better - and can often make it a lot worse. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I don't necessarily like it, but it is what it is. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I don't think he would necessarily always draw the correct judgment but that's not the same thing at all. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Those who admired the one did not necessarily like the other. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)But the difference is that we do not master necessarily always the pace of things. The Sun (2012)To call something liberal is to make a necessarily contentious claim about what liberalism should mean. The Times Literary Supplement (2011) True repentance is necessarily a difficult process. Christianity Today (2000)Just because you can does not necessarily mean you will. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)The reactions interact but not necessarily like a chain. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)This does not necessarily make the first society the less enlightened or the second the more corrupt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The same is not necessarily true of our sons and daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Better may not necessarily mean better behaved. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Rugby teams are not necessarily always like this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But this parenting model does not necessarily hold true. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Being on our radar does not necessarily mean being under our microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Not that we necessarily like it when we see it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It would be wrong to infer from the list above that manliness is necessarily and always a virtue. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But progress may be slow and not necessarily suited to the company's financial calendar. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That doesn't necessarily mean to say it will be done and it should be done. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It could be a sign of coping with a problem - but not always necessarily a positive way of coping. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The team have always prided themselves on moving forward and they can't necessarily say they are running true with that at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'necessarily'
British English: necessarily /ˈnɛsɪsərɪlɪ; ˌnɛsɪˈsɛrɪlɪ/ ADVERB
If you say that something is not necessarily true, you mean that it may not be true or is not always true.
Women do not necessarily have to act like men to be successful.
- American English: necessarily
- Arabic: بِالْضَّرُورَةِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: necessariamente
- Chinese: 必要地
- Croatian: nužno
- Czech: nutně
- Danish: nødvendigvis
- Dutch: noodzakelijkerwijs
- European Spanish: forzosamente
- Finnish: välttämättä
- French: nécessairement
- German: unbedingt
- Greek: απαραίτητα
- Italian: necessariamente
- Japanese: 必ず
- Korean: 부득이
- Norwegian: nødvendigvis
- Polish: koniecznie
- European Portuguese: necessariamente
- Romanian: neapărat
- Russian: обязательно
- Spanish: forzosamente
- Swedish: nödvändigtvis
- Thai: อย่างจำเป็น
- Turkish: kaçınılmaz bir şekilde
- Ukrainian: обов'язково
- Vietnamese: nhất thiết
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