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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel nee-did]
    • /wɛl ˈni dɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel nee-did]
    • /wɛl ˈni dɪd/

Definitions of well-needed word

  • noun well-needed a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there. 1
  • noun well-needed a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary: to fulfill the needs of the assignment. 1
  • noun well-needed urgent want, as of something requisite: He has no need of your charity. 1
  • noun well-needed necessity arising from the circumstances of a situation or case: There is no need to worry. 1
  • noun well-needed a situation or time of difficulty; exigency: to help a friend in need; to be a friend in need. 1
  • noun well-needed a condition marked by the lack of something requisite: the need for leadership. 1

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Origin of well-needed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English nede, Old English nēd (WSaxon nīed), cognate with German Not, Old Norse nauth, Gothic nauths; (v.) Middle English neden, Old English nēodian, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Well-needed


well-needed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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