Necessity


Necessity
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Necessity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ involuntariness
involuntariness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ instinct
instinct
blind impulse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inborn proclivity
inborn proclivity
innate proclivity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ native tendency
native tendency
natural tendency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ natural impulse
natural impulse
predetermination
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ necessity
necessity
necessitation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ obligation
obligation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ compulsion
compulsion
&c. 744
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ subjection
subjection
&c. 749
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ stern necessity
stern necessity
hard necessity
dire necessity
imperious necessity
inexorable necessity
iron necessity
adverse necessity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fate
fate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ what must be
what must be
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ destiny
destiny
destination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fatality
fatality
fate
kismet
doom
foredoom
election
predestination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ preordination
preordination
foreordination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ lot fortune
lot fortune
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fatalism
fatalism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ inevitableness
inevitableness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ spell
spell
&c. 993
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ star
star
stars
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ planet
planet
planets
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ astral influence
astral influence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ sky
sky
Fates
Parcae
Sisters three
book of fate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ God's will
God's will
will of Heaven
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ wheel of Fortune
wheel of Fortune
Ides of March
Hobson's choice
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ last shift
last shift
last resort
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ dernier ressort
dernier ressort
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ pis aller
pis aller
&c.(substitute) 147
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ necessaries
necessaries
&c.(requirement) 630
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ necessarian
necessarian
necessitarian
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ fatalist
fatalist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ automaton
automaton
PARAG:Necessity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie under a necessity
lie under a necessity
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ befated
befated
be doomed
be destined
&c. in for
under the necessity of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have no choice
have no choice
have no alternative
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be one's fate
be one's fate
&c.->N.
to be pushed to the wall to be driven into a corner
to be unable to help
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ destine
destine
doom
foredoom
devote
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ predestine
predestine
preordain
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cast a spell
cast a spell
&c. 992
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ necessitate
necessitate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ compel
compel
&c. 744
PARAG:Necessity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ necessary
necessary
needful
&c.(requisite) 630
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ fated
fated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ destined
destined
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ elect
elect
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ spellbound compulsory
spellbound compulsory
&c.(compel) 744
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ uncontrollable
uncontrollable
inevitable
unavoidable
irresistible
irrevocable
inexorable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ avoidless
avoidless
resistless
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ involuntary
involuntary
instinctive
automatic
blind
mechanical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unconscious
unconscious
unwitting
unthinking
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unintentional
unintentional
&c.(undesigned) 621
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ impulsive
impulsive
&c. 612
PARAG:Necessity->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ necessarily
necessarily
&c.->Adv.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ of necessity
of necessity
of course
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ ex necessitate rei
ex necessitate rei
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ needs must
needs must
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ perforce
perforce
&c. 744
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ nolens volens
nolens volens
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ will he nil he
will he nil he
willy nilly
bon gre mal gre
willing or unwilling
coute que coute
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ faute de mieux
faute de mieux
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ by stress of
by stress of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ if need be
if need be

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Necessity — Ne*ces si*ty, n.; pl. {Necessities}. [OE. necessite, F. n[ e]cessit[ e], L. necessitas, fr. necesse. See {Necessary}.] 1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • necessity — (n.) late 14c., constraining power of circumstances, from O.Fr. necessité need, necessity; privation, poverty; distress, torment; obligation, duty (12c.), from L. necessitatem (nom. necessitas) compulsion, need for attention, unavoidableness,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • necessity — [nə ses′ətē] n. pl. necessities [ME necessite < OFr nécessité < L necessitas < necesse: see NECESSARY] 1. the power of natural law that cannot be other than it is; natural causation; physical compulsion placed on man by nature; fate 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • necessity — *need, exigency Analogous words: compelling or compulsion, constraining or constraint, obliging or obligation, coercing or coercion (see corresponding verbs at FORCE): indispensableness, requisiteness or requisition, needfulness (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • necessity — [n] need, essentiality call, cause, claim, compulsion, demand, desideratum, duress, essence, essential, exaction, exigency, fundamental, godsend*, imperative, indispensability, inevitability, inexorableness, life or death*, must, necessary,… …   New thesaurus

  • necessity — noun 1 fact that sth must happen; sth that cannot be avoided ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, fundamental (esp. BrE), sheer, vital ▪ Sleep is an absolute necessity for life. ▪ dire, urgent …   Collocations dictionary

  • Necessity — This article is about the definition of necessity according to domestic law. For the concept of necessity in international law, see Military necessity. For logical meanings, see Necessary (disambiguation) and Modal logic …   Wikipedia