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unnecessary

adjective

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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

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The first known use of unnecessary was in the 15th century

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unnaturally

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unneeded

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“Unnecessary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unnecessary. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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