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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?

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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. Molly Snyder:

    We really took a pause and looked at what made sense in our stores, where does it make sense online and where is it unnecessary, one of the top ways people shopped online is by searching by gender. We wanted to make sure our site and stores are easy to shop, and follow a logical path for people.

  2. Donald Trump:

    While our original budget was substantially higher than the amount spent, good business practices and even better ideas and policy have made it unnecessary to have spent a larger sum, to be number one in every poll, both state and national, and to have spent the least amount of dollars of any serious candidate is a testament to what I can do for America.

  3. Natasha Whitling:

    We know beyond doubt that using horses to pull tourists through congested city streets for long hours is unnatural, unnecessary and an undeniable strain on the horses' quality of life.

  4. Russ Farnsworth:

    It was just an unnecessary hassle, I guess.

  5. Wang Yi:

    Now one potential problem is, given the United States' comprehensive ban on people's coming and going between China and the U.S. Now objectively, this will bring some difficulties to implementing this agreement, i hope that the U.S. will consider this problem, and how to continue to prevent the spread of this epidemic, while not taking unnecessary limitations on trade and people.

Images & Illustrations of unnecessary

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