un·need·ed | \ ˌən-ˈnē-dəd \

Definition of unneeded 

: not required or necessary : not needed unneeded assistance an unneeded extra cable

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Burdened by the unanticipated expense of the KFC Yum Center, and consequently wary of new sports subsidies, Louisville easily could have dismissed pro soccer as another unneeded claim on the public purse. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City's James O'Connor has earned his exit bows," 29 June 2018 Erase your unneeded guidelines, and begin to add texture and shadows. Amy Raudenbush, Philly.com, "Hey, kids: Draw this lion for a chance to see your artwork published," 29 June 2018 Now New York's capital city of Albany is planning its own linear park on an unneeded highway ramp. Fox News, "Cities around the world seek to emulate NYC's elevated park," 28 May 2018 The lot has since closed, but the seats, unneeded in any case, were never returned. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "Russian City’s Dazzling New Soccer Stadium Outshines Its Team," 27 May 2018 The medical center's 24 unneeded spaces will be a landscaped area. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Beachwood Planning Commission approves new building; sets special meeting for schools' plan," 27 Apr. 2018 Turn off unneeded lights and avoid charging computers or electric vehicles during the five-hour peak window. BostonGlobe.com, "Starry completes a $100 million funding round," 7 July 2018 Her lab began turning up gene after gene once thought to be exclusive to complex animals—and seemingly unneeded in a solitary cell. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "The momentous transition to multicellular life may not have been so hard after all," 28 June 2018 In December 2017, the commission, now led by Trump appointee Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to overturn them, arguing that the rules were unneeded to protect consumers and preserve competition. Trisha Thadani, SFChronicle.com, "‘Threats,’ memes and data caps: The fight over net neutrality in California," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of unneeded

1704, in the meaning defined above

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