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adjective unnecessary pronunciation in American English /ʌnˈnesəˌseri/
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  1. 1
    used for describing something that should not have happened because it could have been avoided
    The policy had caused thousands of families unnecessary suffering.
    The delay was totally unnecessary.
    1. a.
      unkind, rude, or offensive
      Some of her remarks were quite unnecessary.
  2. 2
    not needed
    Remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

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 unnecessary pronunciation in American English adverb
The instructions are unnecessarily complicated.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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