Advantage and Necessity


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Advantage noun – The more favorable condition or position in a competition.
Necessity and advantage are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Necessity" instead a noun "Advantage".
Nearby Words: advantaged, advantageous, advantageously, advantaging
Synonyms for Advantage


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Necessity noun – Something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable.
Usage example: on any road trip, accurate maps are a necessity

Advantage and necessity are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Advantage" instead a noun "Necessity".
Nearby Words: necessary, necessarily, necessitous
Synonyms for Necessity

How words are described

good good advantage good necessity
best best advantage best necessity
sheer sheer advantage sheer necessity
obvious obvious advantage obvious necessity
Other adjectives: powerful, actual, important, practical, new, psychological, political, temporary, military, financial, strategic, technological, tactical.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Panzer Dragoon Knowing when to transform the dragon into its other Wings to take advantage also becomes a necessity (if it wasn't already by this point in the game).
  • Simple, yet Awesome Because the intended victims of these traps have the advantage of numbers, the traps' designs must by necessity be simple enough to be easily mass-produced.
  • Anime / The Jungle Book Narrator All Along: The first episode begins with a woman's voice introducing our planet, discussing the necessity of animals and man learning to get along and cautioning against despoiling the beautiful jungle for our own advantage.
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