Need"ful (?), a.

1.

Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing.

[Archaic]

Chaucer.

The needful time of trouble. Bk. of Com. Prayer.

2.

Necessary for supply or relief; requisite.

All things needful for defense abound. Dryden.

-- Need"ful*ly, adv. -- Need"ful*ness, n.

 

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