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Princeton's WordNet

  1. needlesslyadverb

    without need

    "it would needlessly bring badness into the world"


  1. needlesslyadverb

    In a needless manner.

  2. needlesslyadverb

    To a degree or extent beyond what is needed.

    He was always needlessly anxious about his dog.

  3. needlesslyadverb

    Without need.

    He worried needlessly about his dog.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of needlessly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of needlessly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of needlessly in a Sentence

  1. David Clohessy:

    The painfully and needlessly long, expensive and hurtful Milwaukee Catholic archdiocesan bankruptcy scandal has apparently been resolved by church officials basically cramming a self-serving plan down the throats of struggling abuse victims.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    The fact remains that Secretary Clinton and the Obama administration have done everything they can to delay, derail, and stop this investigation, they've failed to turn over documents in a timely way, and their own actions have needlessly prolonged this panel's work.

  3. Mark Lebovitch:

    We are confident that no court of equity would let Vista and Goldman enjoy windfalls on account of a reckless share count error while Tibco's shareholders needlessly suffer the loss of $100 million of the value of their company.

  4. Miguel Rodriguez:

    There is no criminal investigation and never has been. To say otherwise is just patently false and needlessly inflammatory.

  5. Justin Riemer:

    Not only does it invite fraud and needlessly delay election results, it also risks disenfranchising voters and causing complete chaos for November.

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