Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Needed; requisite; necessary.

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Usage examples "needful":

  1. There are two great qualities absolutely needful in any one occupying such a position. - "Quiet Talks on Service", S. D. Gordon.
  2. 25 But on all sides he is threatened by the spirit of the day, and nothing is more needful than to make him see early enough the direction in which his will has to steer. - "Maxims and Reflections", Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
  3. To have two hundred thousand francs in hard cash it would be needful to sell about seven hundred thousand francs' worth of stock at three per cent. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.