unnecessary - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ʌnˈnesəs(ə)ri/
  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.

       Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    not needed

    Remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

derived word

unnecessarily

 

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adverb