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Synonyms for unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛs əˌsɛr iun·nec·es·sa·ry

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  1. unnecessaryadjective

    Not needed or necessary.

    The automatic child-frightener made clowns unnecessary.

    unneeded, superfluous, needless, innecessary

    needed, necessary

  2. unnecessaryadjective

    Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.

    additional, innecessary

    required, mandatory

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unnecessary

    uncalled for, useless, needless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unnecessary, unneededadjective

    not necessary


    required, obligatory, incumbent, necessary, essential, needed, requisite, needful, indispensable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unnecessaryadjective

    needless, useless, not requisite, not needed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unnecessaryadjective

    superfluous, useless, needless, uncalled for, expletive, redundant, supernumerary

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How to use unnecessary in a sentence?

  1. Gretchen Von Helms:

    It was completely unnecessary for them to cause him to spend four days in custody when they know he has been cooperating with the investigation since this started in January.

  2. The US Navy:

    The unnecessary actions of the Russian Su-35 pilots were inconsistent with good airmanship and international flight rules, and jeopardized the safety of flight of both aircraft.

  3. Actress Laura Benanti:

    The pain of losing a pregnancy is hard enough, but we’re only as sick as our secrets and having to keep quiet about something so painful, to me, is an unnecessary source of added pain, i felt a sense of shame.

  4. Guy Cecil:

    From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Donald Trump has repeatedly misled the American people and exposed us to unnecessary danger, his failure to lead continues to have real life-and-death consequences as hospitals, local and state governments, small businesses and millions of Americans are left without the tools and information they need.

  5. White House:

    We continue to oppose legislative action like that ... We believe that it's unnecessary for Congress to take that step primarily because there's authority that already rests with the Executive Branch to make that decision.

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