What does unnecessary mean?

Definitions for unnecessaryʌnˈnɛs əˌsɛr i

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unnecessary, unneeded(adj)

    not necessary


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Russ Farnsworth:

    It was just an unnecessary hassle, I guess.

  2. Melissa Labant:

    It's extraordinarily complex and unnecessary.

  3. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.

  4. Julius K. Nyerere:

    Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.

  5. Thomas Carruthers:

    A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.

Images & Illustrations of unnecessary

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