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1needful

adjective need·ful \ˈnēd-fəl\

: needed or necessary

: in a state of needing something

Full Definition of NEEDFUL

1
:  being in need
2
need·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
need·ful·ness noun
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Examples of NEEDFUL

  1. What's most needful now is patience.
  2. <let's first help the needful families in our own community>

First Known Use of NEEDFUL

12th century

Rhymes with NEEDFUL

2needful

noun

Definition of NEEDFUL

1
:  something needed or requisite
2
:  money

Examples of NEEDFUL

  1. <fortunately, the family had the needful to stock up the larder before the long hard winter>
  2. <packed a warm jacket and other needfuls for an autumn weekend in the country>

First Known Use of NEEDFUL

1709
NEEDFULLY Defined for Kids

needful

adjective need·ful \ˈnēd-fəl\

Definition of NEEDFUL for Kids

:  1necessary <… bring her back, by force, if needful … — Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth>

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