Word of the Day: Necessary

nec-es-sary / ˈnesəˌserē


1. required; absolutely needed
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke, 1729-1797

2. inevitable; inescapable
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

3. proceeding from necessity; involuntary
Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have accomplished, or even failed to accomplish.
R. A. Salvatore, 1959-

4. unavoidable from a logical standpoint
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970