Definitions for necessarilyˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nec•es•sar•i•lyˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr-(adv.)

  1. by or of necessity:

    You don't necessarily have to attend.

  2. as a necessary, logical, or inevitable result:

    That conclusion doesn't necessarily follow.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. necessarily, needfully(adverb)

    in an essential manner

    "such expenses are necessarily incurred"

  2. inevitably, necessarily, of necessity, needs(adverb)

    in such a manner as could not be otherwise

    "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"

  3. necessarily(adverb)

    as a highly likely consequence

    "we are necessarily bound for federalism in Europe"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. necessarily(adverb)ˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr-

    indicates there is no other possibility

    We must necessarily start again from the beginning.

  2. necessarilyˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr-

    not always or not definitely

    Losing is not necessarily a bad thing.; Being a woman doesn't necessarily mean I always vote for women.


  1. necessarily(Adverb)

    inevitably; of necessity

    It is not necessarily true that children get their morals from their parents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Necessarily(adverb)

    in a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'necessarily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1967

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'necessarily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1208

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'necessarily' in Adverbs Frequency: #158

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