What does unnecessary mean?

Definitions for unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛs əˌsɛr iun·nec·es·sary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unnecessary, unneeded(adj)

    not necessary

Wiktionary

  1. unnecessary(Adjective)

    Not needed or necessary.

    The automatic child-frightener made clowns unnecessary.

  2. unnecessary(Adjective)

    Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unnecessary

    un-nes′e-sa-ri, adj. not necessary: useless: needless.—adv. Unnec′essarily, without necessity.—n. Unnec′essariness.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unnecessary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4738

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unnecessary' in Adjectives Frequency: #644

How to pronounce unnecessary?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say unnecessary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unnecessary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unnecessary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unnecessary in a Sentence

  1. Russ Farnsworth:

    It was just an unnecessary hassle, I guess.

  2. Melissa Labant:

    It's extraordinarily complex and unnecessary.

  3. Kevin Downing:

    It was hostile and it was totally unnecessary.

  4. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.

  5. Thomas Hobbes:

    Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.

Images & Illustrations of unnecessary

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