What does the word needful mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Needfully.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Needed; requisite; necessary.

Usage examples for needful

  1. There are two great qualities absolutely needful in any one occupying such a position. – Quiet Talks on Service by 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 by 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 by Honore de Balzac