needwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From need +‎ -wise.

Adverb[edit]

needwise (comparative more needwise, superlative most needwise)

  1. By or because of necessity; according to need; by need.
    • 2009, Kay Redfield Jamison, Nothing was the same: a memoir:
      Needwise, I avoided love. I kept my mind on a short lead and my heart yet closer in; had I cared enough to look I doubt I would have recognized either of them.

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