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needful

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adjective need·ful \ˈnēd-fəl\

Definition of needful

  1. 1 :  being in need

  2. 2 :  necessary, requisite

needfully

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needfulness

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Examples of needful in a Sentence

  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

1671


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needful

noun need·ful

Definition of needful

  1. 1 :  something needed or requisite

  2. 2 :  money

Examples of needful in a Sentence

  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

1614


NEEDFUL Defined for English Language Learners

needful

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adjective

Definition of needful for English Language Learners

  • : needed or necessary

  • : in a state of needing something


NEEDFUL Defined for Kids

needful

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adjective need·ful \ˈnēd-fəl\

Definition of needful for Students

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



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