needful

[need-fuhl]
adjective
1.
necessary or required: needful supplies.
Idioms
3.
the needful, Slang. money, especially immediately available cash: They haven't the needful for a car right now.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English; see need, -ful

needfully, adverb
needfulness, noun
unneedful, adjective
unneedfully, adverb
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needful (ˈniːdfʊl)
 
adj
1.  necessary; needed; required
2.  archaic needy; poverty-stricken
 
n
3.  informal the needful money or funds: do you have the needful?
4.  do the needful to perform a necessary task
 
'needfully
 
adv
 
'needfulness
 
n

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Example sentences
Sometimes environments and selection pressures change radically, and large
  effect mutations may become needful.
Separation, after all, is as native and as needful to us as society.
His products are as needful as those of the baker or the weaver.
It'll bring in reforms and will do the needful in the future too.
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