What is the opposite of unnecessary?

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Adjective
Opposite of not needed or necessary
“They felt it was necessary to expurgate his letters before publishing them.”
Adjective
Opposite of surplus to requirements
“Even moderate exercise, such as walking, has real health benefits if you do it regularly all year round.”
Adjective
Opposite of capable of being prevented
“Yet he has a very short fuse, perhaps the inevitable result of coping with his high-pressure job.”
Adjective
Opposite of unjustified or unreasonable
Adjective
Opposite of unwarranted or inappropriate because excessive or disproportionate
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in purpose or use
Adjective
Opposite of done to excess
Adjective
Opposite of irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with
Adjective
Opposite of frivolous or trivial in nature
“It seems that you would rather get up on your soapbox than have a meaningful conversation.”
Adjective
Opposite of light and entertaining but of little substance
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