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1. Necessary; required: needful repairs.
2. Being in need of something: "The mother ... is attracted, distracted, needful of the outside world just when the child requires her to be focused, steady, home" (Anne Roiphe).
(used with a pl. verb) Needy people considered as a group: programs that provided jobs for the needful.
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1. necessary; needed; required
2. archaic needy; poverty-stricken
3. the needful informal money or funds: do you have the needful?.
4. do the needful to perform a necessary task
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1. necessary or required: needful supplies.
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|Adj.||1.||needful - necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful"|
necessary - absolutely essential
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adjective necessary, needed, required, essential, vital, imperative, indispensable, stipulated, requisite I will do whatever is needful to obtain the release of my friends.
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needful[ˈniːdfʊl] adj (old) → necessario/a
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