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Definitions of needful

  1. NEEDFULNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Needfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Full of need, needy: necessary: requisite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Necessary; requisite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Needed; requisite; necessary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Needy: necessary; requisite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for needful

  1. There were tools and a bench and everything else needful close at hand, so that the work could be done in half the time that David had expected to devote to it. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  2. Indeed it was needful to turn away the subject, as Margaret was the last person we wished to distress. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
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