Synonyms and Antonyms of mandatory
forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law the tests are mandatory for all students wishing to graduate Synonyms compulsory, forced, imperative, incumbent, involuntary, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, peremptory, required Related Words all-important, essential, indispensable, needed, requisite; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent; demanded, enforced; coercive Near Antonyms chosen, discretionary; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, nonessential, unimportant Antonyms elective, optional, voluntary
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