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
In their three-year reign atop the NBA, the Warriors have often attached an unnecessary degree of difficulty to their performance, as if competition alone could not hold their interest.
While Georgia is moving ahead with efforts to reduce unnecessary ER visits, Alabama BC/BS has no plans to implement a similar policy, according to spokesperson Koko Mackin.
Getting to 100 percent, Sadler noted, is probably not feasible because some women will have health conditions that make screening unnecessary or impractical, or will have undergone procedures such as hysterectomy, which leave them without a cervix.
Conservationists said Zinke’s move was unnecessary and could jeopardize wildlife and wild places in Alaska.
Narrowing the sidewalk and removing the trees is unnecessary and would be dangerous to all who walk the streets at drop-off and pick-up.
In any case, legal challenges brought by indigenous groups and others may put the project in limbo, making action by the province unnecessary.
The measure was opposed by the Southern California Gas Co., which said a study was unnecessary and the facility was safe.
The White House has argued that the renewal is unnecessary because the administration retains other authorities to punish Iran, if necessary, and has expressed concern that the renewal may undermine the nuclear deal.
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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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