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Synonyms for needless
ˈnid lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratuitous, needless, uncalled-for(adj)

    unnecessary and unwarranted

    "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"

    complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), uncalled-for, gratuitous


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. needless

    casual, contingent, non-essential, optional, unnecessary, useless, worthless

    essential, indispensable, inevitable, infallible, necessary, needed, needful, required, requisite, unavoidable, undeniable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. needless

    unnecessary, useless, superfluous, gratuitous

    needful, useful, helpful, obligatory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. needless(a.)

    unnecessary, useless, not requisite, not needed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. needless(a)

    unnecessary, groundless, unfounded

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    unnecessary, strike, useless, pointless, superfluous, futile

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How to use needless in a sentence?

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability. I can not tell you how many people our campaign has spoke to and said, and I quote,' I like what your campaign stands for, I agree with what your campaign stands for, but I'm going to vote for Joe Biden because I think Joe Biden is the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump,' we have heard that statement all over this country. Needless to say, I strongly disagree with that assertion, but that is what millions of Democrats and independents today believe.

  2. New York:

    We must also end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma and let's legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.

  3. Andrew Cuomo:

    We must also end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma.

  4. Iraqi Sunnis:

    Needless to say, you all know the kidnappings, evictions, killings of Sunnis that happen every day in Baghdad, thousands and thousands.

  5. Tom Kline:

    The civil suit focuses on holding accountable the individuals who planned and participated in the reckless hazing activities which caused Tim's death, we expect this federal lawsuit to result in a trial to determine the shared responsibility of all those who contributed to the needless and senseless tragedy. We look to the civil justice system to obtain a full measure of accountability.

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