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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

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  1. unnecessary

    uncalled for, useless, needless

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. unnecessary, unneededadjective

    not necessary


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

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  1. unnecessaryadjective

    needless, useless, not requisite, not needed

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  1. unnecessaryadjective

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

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  1. Winston Churchill:

    One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.

  2. Gail Sheehy:

    Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

  3. Stephen Ryan:

    The decision by the US Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary, it resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients.

  4. Dekalb County prosecutor Buffy Thomas:

    And because he was uncomfortable, his actions in using deadly force were unnecessary. Not only were they unnecessary, they were unreasonable and they were unjustified, and unfortunately, they can not be undone.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.

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