Definition of Needly

1. a. Like a needle or needles; as, a needly horn; a needly beard.



2. adv. Necessarily; of necessity.

Definition of Needly

1. Adverb. (archaic) Zealously; carefully; earnestly. ¹

2. Adverb. (archaic) Necessarily; of necessity. ¹

3. Adverb. (archaic) Urgently. ¹

4. Adjective. Like a needle or needles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needly

1. like needles [adj NEEDLIER, NEEDLIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Needly

needlestones
needlet
needlets
needlewoman
needlewomen
needlewood
needlework
needleworker
needleworkers
needleworking
needleworks
needlier
needliest
needling
needlings
needly (current term)
needment
needments
needn't
needna
neednae
needs
needs-cost
needsly
needsome
needst
needways
needwise
needy
needyhood

Literary usage of Needly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"needly, adv. Necessarily. Or il" sour woe delights in fellowship, ... Bat soldiers since I needly must to ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... me needly for to do a thing, — needly clepe I simple necessity — Or elles if free choice be granted me To do that same thing, or do it nought, ..."

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