unneeded

adjective
un·​need·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈnē-dəd How to pronounce unneeded (audio) \

Definition of unneeded

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

Examples of unneeded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those clothes will go unneeded, and the Orioles were the beneficiaries Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 2 Aug. 2022 Some companies — including Netflix, Yahoo and Verizon — pay the rent but have put unneeded offices on the market for sublease, helping drive up overall vacancy to a high 25% in L.A. County, CBRE data show. Roger Vincentstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2022 The defendants are accused of using telemedicine to obtain orders for the unneeded medical tests, which were then allegedly billed to Medicare and other insurance companies, the Justice Department said. Robert Legare, CBS News, 20 July 2022 Will patients like Baker be precluded from discarding unneeded embryos and instead urged to donate them for adoption or compelled to store them in perpetuity? Jan Hoffman, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2022 Some of manufacturing’s biggest problems are machine downtime or making extra, unneeded product. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 22 June 2022 This cuts down on the potential need for additional resources, like packing unneeded supplies or, on the extreme end, search and rescue. Erin Strout, SELF, 8 June 2022 Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. Carla K. Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. Carla K. Johnson, USA TODAY, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unneeded

1704, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Unneeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unneeded. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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