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needful

adjective

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needful

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1 something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment
  • fortunately, the family had the needful to stock up the larder before the long hard winter

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2 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable
  • packed a warm jacket and other needfuls for an autumn weekend in the country

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The first known use of needful was in 1614

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“Needful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/needful. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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