Thesaurus

required

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of required

  1. 1 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law formal instruction in driving is required in this state before you can get your driver's license Synonyms of required compulsory, forced, imperative, incumbent, involuntary, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, peremptory, mandatoryWords Related to required all-important, essential, indispensable, needed, requisite; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent; demanded, enforced; coerciveNear Antonyms of required chosen, discretionary; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, nonessential, unimportantAntonyms of required elective, optional, voluntary

  2. 2 impossible to do without with these frigid winds, hats, scarves, and good mittens are required equipment for heading outside Synonyms of required all-important, critical, imperative, indispensable, integral, must-have, necessary, necessitous, needed, needful, essential, requisite, vitalWords Related to required prerequisite; compulsory, mandatory, nonelective, obligatory; consequential, crucial, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, weighty; basic, central, fundamental, key, organic; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgentNear Antonyms of required undesired, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; excess, external, extra, extraneous, superfluous, surplusAntonyms of required dispensable, inessential, needless, nonessential, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded



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