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
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.
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.
Two doctors and a third employee who worked for Healogics alleged a company conspiracy to defraud the federal government by billing it for unnecessary wound care and hyperbaric services.
Lyles’ sister, Monika Williams, called the killing unnecessary.
As has been noted — for the non-believers, miracles won't help; for believers, miracles are unnecessary.
County officials also advised residents to stay in air conditioning during the hottest hours of the day, take cool showers, avoid using the oven to cook and avoid unnecessary sun exposure.
Unfortunately, this leads to a false sense of security and may lull the solo traveler into thinking that making noise is unnecessary.
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.
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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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