Indispensable vs Necessaries - What's the difference?

indispensable | necessaries |


As nouns the difference between indispensable and necessaries

is that indispensable is a thing that is not dispensable; a necessity while necessaries is necessary or indispensable items.

As an adjective indispensable

is (ecclesiastical|obsolete) not admitting ecclesiastical dispensation; not subject to release or exemption; that cannot be allowed by bending the canonical rules.

indispensable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (ecclesiastical, obsolete) Not admitting ecclesiastical dispensation; not subject to release or exemption; that cannot be allowed by bending the canonical rules.
  • The law was moral and indispensable . -Bp. Burnet
  • Absolutely necessary or requisite; that one cannot do without.
  • An indispensable component of a heart-healthy diet.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries. By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal. This only magnified the indispensable nature of the oligopolists.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * dispensable

    Derived terms

    * indispensability * indispensableness * indispensably

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A thing that is not dispensable; a necessity.
  • (in the plural, colloquial, dated) Trousers.
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    necessaries

    English

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • Necessary or indispensable items.
  • * 1908 ,
  • Mechanically he returned home, gathered together a few small necessaries and special treasures he was fond of, and put them in a satchel; acting with slow deliberation, moving about the room like a sleep-walker; listening ever with parted lips.

    Synonyms

    * essentials English nouns