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Not wanted or needed - synonyms or related words

unnecessary

adjective

not needed

redundant

adjective

not needed

unwanted

adjective

if something is unwanted, you do not want it

superfluous

adjective

not needed or wanted

uninvited

adjective

not asked for or wanted

unsolicited

adjective

unsolicited offers, advice, presents, or other things are things you receive that you do not ask for, and may not want

unlooked-for

adjective

not expected and usually not wanted

dispensable

adjective

if someone or something is dispensable, you do not need them and can get rid of them if you want to

unwanted

adjective

used about something that you no longer need

redundancy

noun

a situation in which something is not needed, especially because the same thing or a similar thing already exists

ruburb

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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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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