Needless

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Definition

needless: unnecessary, uncalled-for, gratuitous
adjective
needless to say that... obviously..., as you already know...

needlessly: unnecessarily, without need
adverb
Pronunciation examples
UK: Needless to say, you must be on your best behaviour.
US: War is the cause of many needless deaths.
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Examples

  • "This sort of expenditure is frivolous and needless."
  • "It was by far the most complicated, time-consuming and needlessly bureaucratic form I have ever completed: I was in pure ecstasy."
  • "I don't want any more mice losing their lives needlessly!"
  • "As Luna points out, Christmas is a time of joy but also of needless consumeristic folly."

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