Synonyms of necessity in English:

necessity


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noun

1‘health should not be considered a privilege or even a luxury, but as a necessity and a right’

SYNONYMS
essential requirement, prerequisite, indispensable item, indispensable thing, essential, requisite, necessary, fundamental, basic
sine qua non, desideratum

2‘the necessity of taking expert advice’

SYNONYMS
indispensability, need, needfulness

3‘political necessity forced him to consider it’

SYNONYMS
force of circumstance, pressure of circumstance, need, obligation, call, exigency
crisis, emergency, urgency
force majeure

4‘the necessity of growing old’

SYNONYMS
inevitability, unavoidability, certainty, inescapability, inexorability, ineluctability

5‘necessity made them steal’

SYNONYMS
poverty, need, neediness, want, deprivation, privation, penury, destitution, indigence

Phrases

    of necessity

    ‘such institutional changes will, of necessity, lead to a review of the Arts Council's role’


    SYNONYMS
    necessarily, inevitably, unavoidably, by force of circumstance, inescapably, ineluctably
    by definition, as a matter of course, naturally, automatically, certainly, surely, definitely, incontrovertibly, undoubtedly, axiomatically
    willy-nilly
    nolens volens
    informal like it or not
    formal perforce