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ˈnid lɪsneed·less

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. needless

    unnecessary, useless, superfluous, gratuitous

    needful, useful, helpful, obligatory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratuitous, needless, uncalled-foradjective

    unnecessary and unwarranted

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

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. needlessadjective

    unnecessary, useless, not requisite, not needed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. needlessadjective

    unnecessary, groundless, unfounded

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "needless":

    unnecessary, strike, useless, pointless, superfluous, futile

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  1. Valerie Ervin:

    Needless to say, Ray Charles loved country music, as a matter of fact, he risked a lot in 1962 when he decided to record ‘Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.’ I cannot express enough how happy and honored Ray Charles would be at this moment in time, as I am for him. Congratulations to all the fellow inductees and as Ray Charles would say, ‘That is so nice.’.

  2. Lorne Michaels:

    I think with Alec Baldwin, I've known Alec Baldwin and worked with Alec Baldwin for so long, that needless to say I trust Alec Baldwin, and the audience connects to Alec Baldwin in that role.

  3. Jerome Powell:

    As we feel our way cautiously to this goal, we will move transparently and predictably in order to minimize needless market disruption and risks to our dual-mandate objectives.

  4. Emily Sarah:

    Needless to say, Fernet's herby freshness was a pleasant surprise and lacked the negative associations with the unpleasant consequences of sweet drinks.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    It doesn’t really matter whether a nominee has been nominated to serve in the judiciary or work as an ambassador … Democrats have time and time again been willing to force needless, needless procedural votes on nominees they actually support.

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