Definition of unnecessary
: not necessary
Examples of unnecessary in a Sentence
In this city, owning a car is unnecessary.
Let's not take any unnecessary risks.
Recent Examples of unnecessary from the Web
Similarly, Goop has also recommended vaginal steam cleaning, which is unnecessary because the vagina is self-cleaning.
There are a few other small missteps like this, as well as some elements that are unnecessary.
Five doctors and two others in and around metro Detroit face felony charges in connection with $132 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for medically unnecessary treatments, according to a federal indictment.
Critics of the practice, who include some surgeons and patient safety advocates, say that double-booking adds unnecessary risk, erodes trust and primarily enriches specialists.
Programs like these can breathe new life into old weapons, making purchasing new ones unnecessary.
And certain cinematic bombs, like last summer's dazzling failures Independence Day: Resurgence and Alice Through the Looking Glass, are so unnecessary that no one likes them.
Nor does Homecoming, rather miraculously, ever feel as unnecessary as Marc Webb’s two recent Spider-Man attempts.
Such measures would reduce premiums for typical consumers, but also radically diminish the quality of their coverage — a trade-off that voters haven’t clamored for, and that Donald Trump has portrayed as unnecessary.
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First Known Use of unnecessary
UNNECESSARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unnecessary for English Language Learners
: not needed or necessary
UNNECESSARY Defined for Kids
Definition of unnecessary for Students
: not needed
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