- 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.
- as an inevitable or natural consequencegirls do not necessarily like dolls
- as a certaintyhe won’t necessarily come
adv.mid-15c., “inevitably, unavoidably,” from necessary (adj.) + -ly (2).