Thesaurus

unnecessary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unnecessary

  1. not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end that large suitcase is unnecessary—we are only going to be away for a couple of days Synonyms of unnecessary dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, needless, nonessential, uncalled-for, unessential, unwarranted Words Related to unnecessary discretionary, elective, optional; extra, extraneous, irrelative, irrelevant, redundant, superfluous Near Antonyms of unnecessary all-important, crucial, important, vital; imperative, pressing, urgent Antonyms of unnecessary essential, indispensable, necessary, needed, needful, required



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unnecessary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!