needed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From need +‎ -ed. The adjective is derived from the verb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

needed (comparative more needed, superlative most needed)

  1. Necessary; being required.
    Antonym: unneeded
    A much-needed rest.
    Just-in-time as-needed support for in-house training
    • 2022 January 12, Nigel Harris, “Comment: Unhappy start to 2022”, in RAIL, number 948, page 3:
      And now we're waiting for the very same people to establish GBR, drive through urgently needed fares reform, and come up with imaginative and effective train operating contracts...

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

needed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of need

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