Synonyms of necessity in English:

necessity


See definition of necessity

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