Definitions for unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛs əˌsɛr iun·nec·es·sa·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word unnecessary.
Not needed or necessary.
The automatic child-frightener made clowns unnecessary.
Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Needless; not wanted; useless.
The doing of things unnecessary, is many times the cause why the most necessary are not done. Richard Hooker, b. v.
Thou whoreson zed; thou unnecessary letter. William Shakespeare.
Let brave spirits, fitted for command by sea or land, not be laid by, as persons unnecessary for the time. Francis Bacon.
Lay that unnecessary fear aside;
Mine be the care new people to provide. Dryden.
Unnecessary coinage, as well as unnecessary revival of words, runs into affectation; a fault to be avoided on either hand. Dryden.
They did not only shun persecution, but affirmed, that it was unnecessary for their followers to bear their religion through such fiery trials. Addison.
The reader can easily discover how the plot will be unravelled at last; but the unnecessary intricacies in unravelling it, still remain to be accounted for. Shakesp. Illustrated.
A need is dissatisfaction at a point of time and in a given context. Needs are distinguished from wants. In the case of a need, a deficiency causes a clear adverse outcome: a dysfunction or death. In other words, a need is something required for a safe, stable and healthy life (e.g. air, water, food, land, shelter) while a want is a desire, wish or aspiration. When needs or wants are backed by purchasing power, they have the potential to become economic demands. Basic needs such as air, water, food and protection from environmental dangers are necessary for an organism to live. In addition to basic needs, humans also have needs of a social or societal nature such as the human need to socialise or belong to a family unit or group. Needs can be objective and physical, such as the need for food, or psychical and subjective, such as the need for self-esteem. The concept of "unmet need" arises in relation to needs in a social context which are not being fulfilled.Needs and wants are a matter of interest in, and form a common substrate for, the fields of philosophy, biology, psychology, social science, economics, marketing and politics.
Unnecessary refers to something that is not needed, required, or essential. It indicates that the presence or absence of that thing does not impact the primary outcome. It could also suggest excessiveness or unwarranted circumstances. Unnecessary might imply redundancy or a lack of efficiency, or it can refer to something avoidable that brings no added value or benefit to a particular situation or process.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-nes′e-sa-ri, adj. not necessary: useless: needless.—adv. Unnec′essarily, without necessity.—n. Unnec′essariness.
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Rank popularity for the word 'unnecessary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4738
Rank popularity for the word 'unnecessary' in Adjectives Frequency: #644
The numerical value of unnecessary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of unnecessary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
When you wish to instruct, be brief that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
One could actually argue that in the end this will save European consumers money by eliminating an unnecessary high cost pipeline that would not have added any additional new supply.
There is the economic burden, which is very challenging in a country like India, but also it leads to unnecessary procedures and unnecessary investigations.
Excessive and unnecessary force can happen when situations could have been handled in cooler manner but is unnecessarily and unduly escalated. One way it happens, someone shows up and the way they present is in a way that raises the temperature, this situation could've involved no force but ends up involving significant force. That's unnecessary, excessive. Lots of situations weren't criminal, just problematic policing.
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- غير ضروريArabic
- innecessariCatalan, Valencian
- unnötig, nicht notwendigGerman
- tarpeeton, turhaFinnish
- ավելորդ, անպետքArmenian
- zbędny, niepotrzebnyPolish
- nenecesar, netrebuibil, inutilRomanian
- lüzumsuz, gereksiz, boş yereTurkish
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