AskDefine | Define needful

Dictionary Definition

needful adj : necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful" [syn: needed, required, requisite]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Needed, necessary, mandatory.

Usage notes

Often used incorrectly in emails as part of the vacuous phrase "please do the needful" as a vague request for something to be actioned.

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