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Necessary vs. Nicety

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Necessaryadjective

Required, essential, whether logically inescapable or needed in order to achieve a desired result or avoid some penalty.

‘Although I wished to think that all was false, it was yet necessary that I, who thus thought, must in some sense exist.’; ‘It is absolutely necessary that you call and confirm your appointment.’;

Nicetynoun

A small detail or distinction.

‘We met the new captain while we were taking enemy fire and were unable to observe the niceties of formal introductions.’;

Necessaryadjective

Unavoidable, inevitable.

‘If it is absolutely necessary to use public computers, you should plan ahead and forward your e-mail to a temporary, disposable account.’;

Nicetynoun

Subtlety or precision of use; exactness; preciseness.

‘A rocket-propelled grenade doesn't have the nicety of a sniper round, but you must admit its effectiveness.’;

Necessaryadjective

(obsolete) Determined, involuntary: acting from compulsion rather than free will.

Nicetynoun

Delicacy of character or feeling usually from excessive refinement; fastidiousness

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Necessarynoun

A place to do the "necessary" business of urination and defecation: an outhouse or lavatory.

Nicetynoun

(obsolete) That which is delicate to the taste.

Necessaryadjective

Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.

‘Death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come.’;

Nicetynoun

The quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.).

‘The miller smiled of her nicety.’;

Necessaryadjective

Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requisite; essential.

‘A certain kind of temper is necessary to the pleasure and quiet of our minds.’;

Nicetynoun

Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.

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Necessaryadjective

Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.

Nicetynoun

A delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.

‘The fineness and niceties of words.’;

Necessarynoun

A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.

Nicetynoun

conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety;

‘it was performed with justness and beauty’;

Necessarynoun

A privy; a water-closet.

Nicetynoun

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;

‘without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor’; ‘don't argue about shades of meaning’;

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Necessarynoun

Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

Necessarynoun

anything indispensable;

‘food and shelter are necessities of life’; ‘the essentials of the good life’; ‘allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions’; ‘a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained’;

Necessaryadjective

absolutely essential

Necessaryadjective

unavoidably determined by prior circumstances;

‘the necessary consequences of one's actions’;

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