un·​need·​ed ˌən-ˈnē-dəd How to pronounce unneeded (audio)
: not required or necessary : not needed
unneeded assistance
an unneeded extra cable

Examples of unneeded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps its list price should be over $100,000, too, so that its endowment is not offering unneeded help to wealthy families. Ron Lieber, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 According to the attorney general, Arnel charged for unneeded cleaning and repairs and treated part of its tenant’s security deposit as nonrefundable no matter the condition of the apartment. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 The affidavit alleges the blood draws should be considered bodily injury to a child because the test was unneeded and Gasser knew it. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Mar. 2024 Then the only remaining consideration becomes what to do with thousands of miles of unneeded transmission line... Eric MacK, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 For no state should saddle companies with onerous, unneeded regulations that have clearly reached the end of their lifespan. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, 9 Mar. 2024 The shiny new high yield savings offers lead to unneeded checking, certificates of deposit, and savings accounts at different institutions. Carolyn McClanahan, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Customers were wrongly charged with overdraft fees, and for unneeded automobile insurance and other products. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Door plugs are panels that cover unneeded exit doors, essentially turning them into another window. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 22 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unneeded was in 1704

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“Unneeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unneeded. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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