needless

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adjective need·less \ˈnēd-ləs\

Definition of needless

  1. :  not needed :  unnecessary <needless waste>

needlessly

adverb

needlessness

noun

needless to say

  1. :  as is self-evident or to be expected

Examples of needless in a sentence

  1. <needless expenditures that pushed the construction project way over budget>

14th Century

First Known Use of needless

14th century


NEEDLESS Defined for English Language Learners

needless

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adjective need·less \ˈnēd-ləs\

Definition of needless for English Language Learners

  • : not needed or necessary


NEEDLESS Defined for Kids

needless

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adjective need·less \ˈnēd-ləs\

Definition of needless for Students

  1. :  unnecessary <… he moved furtively forwards, never taking any needless chances or making sudden movements. — Brian Jacques, Redwall>

needlessly

adverb


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