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 However, potential acquirers clearly had their chance to buy Marqeta and passed, either because the firm was too expensive or has poor/unneeded technology. David Trainer, Forbes, 8 June 2021 First, drug companies, led by Purdue Pharma, maker of the notorious OxyContin, convinced gullible doctors to prescribe unneeded opioids. Maia Szalavitz, Scientific American, 28 May 2021 Baldonado is accused of using the patients’ Medicare information to order unneeded genetic tests for cancer. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, chicagotribune.com, 26 May 2021 Wolter and Robb found extra square footage by eliminating a wall between the kitchen and a section of unneeded hallway, then annexing that former hall space. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021 Developing-world countries have also been pressing rich countries to release unneeded vaccines to them. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, 6 May 2021 The immediate focus is on continuing to ship out unneeded equipment and supplies that are either not being destroyed in place or transferred to Afghan forces, one of the officials told CNN. Barbara Starr, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Subleasing activity is also up, as long-term leaseholders seek to offload unneeded overhead. Noah Kirsch, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Some wealthy countries, including the U.S. and Canada, have contracts to purchase more than enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations, and have signaled their intent to eventually donate unneeded supplies—but timing is everything. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unneeded

1704, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Unneeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unneeded. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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