[ nes-uh-sair-uh-lee, -ser- ]
/ ˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈsɛr- /


by or of necessity; as a matter of compulsion or requirement: You don't necessarily have to attend.
as a necessary, logical, or inevitable result: That conclusion doesn't necessarily follow.

Origin of necessarily

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at necessary, -ly

Example sentences from the Web for necessarily

British Dictionary definitions for necessarily

/ (ˈnɛsɪsərɪlɪ, ˌnɛsɪˈsɛrɪlɪ) /


as an inevitable or natural consequence girls do not necessarily like dolls
as a certainty he won't necessarily come