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needful
Definition:
Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing.

Synonyms:

adjective
desirous
acquisitive, amorous, ardent, covetous, desirous, eager, expectant, fond, grasping, greedy, hankering, hopeful, hungry, itching, longing, passionate, urgent, yearning, Lusting, Thirsting.
essential
needful.
exigent
acute, burning, clamant, clamorous, constraining, critical, crying, importunate, insistent, instant, menacing, threatening.
indispensable
basal, basic, essential, key, primary, vital.
mandatory
binding, commanding, compelling, compulsory, de rigueur, forced, imperious, involuntary, obligatory, Irremissible, Compulsatory.
necessary
all-important, decisive, elementary, exigent, expedient, incumbent on, mandatory, momentous, paramount, pressing, prime, quintessential, significant, specified, unavoidable, urgent, bottom-line, name of game.
needful
capital, cardinal, chief, constitutive, crucial, foremost, fundamental, imperative, indispensable, leading, main, necessary, necessitous, needed, prerequisite, principal, required, requisite, wanted, right-hand.
poverty-stricken
bankrupt, beggarly, broke, destitute, distressed, down-and-out, hard up, impoverished, indigent, moneyless, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, stranded, suffering, wanting, Beggared, Unmoneyed, Strapped, bad off, in want, dirt poor, down and out, impencunious, in dire circumstances, in great need; financially poor, miserably poor, stone broke, broke*, short*.
prerequisite
called for, important, of the essence.
required/requisite
appropriate, condign, deserved, due, enforced, just, prescribed, recommended, right, rightful, set, suitable, Demanded.
underlying
bottom, concealed, elemental, hidden, intrinsic, lurking, nitty-gritty, nub, primitive, radical, root, veiled, substratal.
noun
necessary
at all costs, basic, obligatory, of necessity, without fail.
needful
necessary, needed, required, requisite.
Examples of usage:
  1. To get it, however, it was needful to leave the children again. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  2. To pursue this art with distinguished ability two qualifications are especially needful,- impudence and lack of refinement. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. Now it was needful to me to learn how things went, and for this reason I listened to the talk between you and a certain lady. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  4. I know that change of place is needful; but I must not indulge in the idea. – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  5. Weary and sad, the men returned for some needful rest and others took their places. – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett

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