Necessity and Surplus


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

Surplus is an antonym for necessity.
Nearby Words: necessary, necessarily, necessitous
Antonyms for Necessity


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Surplus noun – The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Necessity is an antonym for surplus in extra material topic.
Nearby Word: surplusage
Antonyms for Surplus
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constant constant necessity constant surplus
black black necessity black surplus
near near necessity near surplus
military military necessity military surplus
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Necessity & Surplus. N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <>.
Surplus or Necessity. 2016. Accessed April 14, 2021.

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