What does unnecessarily mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unnecessarily.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unnecessarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unnecessarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. RVM:

    Problems are like Balloons. We let them unnecessarily blow up. -RVM

  2. The Conservancy:

    We are very concerned about him – he’s very old for a rhino, and we do n’t want him to suffer unnecessarily.

  3. Terry McAuliffe:

    Its display on state issued license tags is, in my view, unnecessarily divisive and hurtful to too many of our people.

  4. Julia Stasch:

    For too long America has incarcerated too many people unnecessarily, spending too much money without improving public safety.

  5. Luisa Rodriguez:

    These women are going to see their tumor double in 100 days. There's a risk of death or treatment being extended unnecessarily.

Images & Illustrations of unnecessarily

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