unnecessarily

adverb un·nec·es·sar·i·ly \ ˌən-ˌne-sə-ˈser-ə-lē \

Definition of unnecessarily

:not by necessity :to an unnecessary degree
  • unnecessarily harsh criticism

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First Known Use of unnecessarily

1565



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