Definition of 'necessity'

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Example sentences containing 'necessity'

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The remainder barely covers council tax and energy costs, there being precious little left for food and other necessities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What are the basic necessities of the home office? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The foundation asked households on a range of incomes what they considered the necessities of life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Fiscal conservatism is an unavoidable necessity rather than a policy choice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The help and accountability that come from other people is a necessity. Christianity Today (2000)Executives of necessity live and work within an organization. Peter F. Drucker THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)Only economic necessity kept him in the loop for so long. John Fisher Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)Of absolute necessity for any touring musician is the itinerary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The idiom that necessity is the mother of invention certainly applies to harsh winters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such an organization must of necessity be not too extensive and as secret as possible. Kishlansky, Mark A. (editor) Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)The premise involves contestants being trapped in a remote location without the basic necessities of modern life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sometimes necessity forces the musician to attempt more than usual. Evans, Andrew The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)Alternative options for the elderly are limited because most of their spending goes on necessities such as food. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We keep the shop well stocked, with all sorts of food and home necessities. The Sun (2014)But what happens with, erm, that other daily necessity? Times, Sunday Times (2011) Fuel is a necessity, smoking isn't. The Sun (2011)


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Translations for 'necessity'

British English: necessity /nɪˈsɛsɪtɪ/ NOUN
Necessity is the need to do something.
Most people work from economic necessity.
  • American English: necessity
  • Arabic: ضَرُورَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: necessidade
  • Chinese: 必要性
  • Croatian: nužnost
  • Czech: nutnost
  • Danish: nødvendighed
  • Dutch: noodzaak
  • European Spanish: necesidad cosa
  • Finnish: välttämättömyys
  • French: nécessité
  • German: Notwendigkeit
  • Greek: αναγκαιότητα
  • Italian: necessità
  • Japanese: 必要性
  • Korean: 필요성
  • Norwegian: nødvendighet
  • Polish: potrzeba
  • European Portuguese: necessidade
  • Romanian: necesitate
  • Russian: необходимость
  • Spanish: necesidad
  • Swedish: nödvändighet
  • Thai: ความจำเป็น
  • Turkish: gereklilik
  • Ukrainian: необхідність
  • Vietnamese: sự cần thiết


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