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needless

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of needless

  1. not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end <needless expenditures that pushed the construction project way over budget> Synonyms dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, unnecessary, nonessential, uncalled-for, unessential, unwarrantedRelated Words discretionary, elective, optional; extra, extraneous, irrelative, irrelevant, redundant, superfluousNear Antonyms all-important, crucial, important, vital; imperative, pressing, urgentAntonyms essential, indispensable, necessary, needed, needful, required




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