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[ひつ()·よう()]
hitsuyou
na adjective

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[ひつ()·よう()]
hitsuyou

English Meaning(s) for 必要

na adjective
  1. necessary; needed; essential; indispensable
  2. necessity; need; requirement

Definition and Synonyms for 必要

Necessity the condition of being essential or indispensable
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必然, 必要, 必須, , , 須要
Compulsory required by rule
Synonyms: 強制的, 必要, 必須, 義務的, 須要
Essential basic and fundamental
Synonyms: 不可欠, 主要, 入用, 入り用, 切要, 基本的, 必要, 必須, 本質的, 枢要, 根本的, 第一, 肝心, 肝要, 重大, 重要, 須要
Demand a condition requiring relief
Synonyms: ニード, デマンド, 入用, 入り用, 希求, 必要, 要求, 要用
Needfully in an essential manner
Synonyms: 余儀なく, 余業無く, やむを得ず, 必要
Indispensable not to be dispensed with
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必要, 肝要, 須要
Vital urgently needed
Synonyms: 必要, 決定的, 緊要, 肝心, 肝要, 重要
Crucial of the greatest importance
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必要, 必須
Necessary absolutely essential
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必要, 必須, 須要
Requisite necessary for relief or supply
Synonyms: 入用, 入り用, 必要, 必須, 要用, 須要
Necessary anything indispensable
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必要, 必需, 必需品, 必須
Indispensable essential
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必要, 肝要, 須要
Vital absolutely necessary
Synonyms: 必要, 決定的, 緊要, 肝心, 肝要, 重要

Meanings for each kanji in 必要

invariably; certain; inevitable Kanji Details »
need; main point; essence; pivot; key to Kanji Details »

Categories 必要 is a member of

Condition a state at a particular time
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Demand a condition requiring relief
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Thing a separate and self-contained entity
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 必要

Sample Sentences for 必要

That man asked me who I was, but I didn't think it was necessary to answer that question.
He just drones on and on but hardly even touches on what we need to know for the test.
I need to study math.
I didn't need to tell him.
Do you need an ambulance?

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