Definitions for unnecessarily-ˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈnɛs əˌsɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•nec•es•sar•yʌnˈnɛs əˌsɛr i(adj.)

  1. not necessary; needless; unessential.

un•nec`es•sar′i•ly-ˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈnɛs əˌsɛr-(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unnecessarily(adverb)

    in an unnecessary manner

    "they were unnecessarily rude"

  2. unnecessarily(adverb)

    without any necessity

    "this marathon would exhaust him unnecessarily"


  1. unnecessarily(Adverb)

    Needlessly, not necessarily

  2. unnecessarily(Adverb)

    Not by necessity.

    He unnecessarily repeated too much of what others had covered.

  3. unnecessarily(Adverb)

    To an extent beyond what is needed.

    The food provided was unnecessarily generous, especially for an Oxfam event.

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He was unnecessarily rude.

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