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adjective unnecessary pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈnesəs(ə)ri/
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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 British English adverb
The instructions are unnecessarily complicated.


an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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