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Synonyms for unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛs əˌsɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unnecessary, unneeded(adj)

    not necessary

    Synonyms:
    unneeded

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

Wiktionary

  1. unnecessary(adjective)

    Not needed or necessary.

    The automatic child-frightener made clowns unnecessary.

    Synonyms:
    unneeded, superfluous, needless, innecessary

    Antonyms:
    needed, necessary

  2. unnecessary(adjective)

    Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.

    Synonyms:
    additional, innecessary

    Antonyms:
    required, mandatory

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unnecessary

    Synonyms:
    casual, contingent, needless, non-essential, optional, useless, worthless

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unnecessary

    Synonyms:
    uncalled for, useless, needless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unnecessary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    needless, useless, not requisite, not needed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unnecessary(a)

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

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How to say unnecessary in sign language?

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#24369unhelpful
#26975futile
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#38056wasteful
#40761unjustified
#46112unneeded
#49411avoidable

How to use unnecessary in a sentence?

  1. Michael Aaron:

    Our society is filled with sexual myths and misconceptions, mostly stemming from a combination of our culture's puritanical roots, as well as rampant consumerism, which feeds off individual insecurities to sell unnecessary products.

  2. Michelle Richardson:

    With this dangerous law, Florida is joining other states in the race to the bottom for limiting women’s ability to make their own personal healthcare decisions, not only is the 24-hour mandatory delay medically unnecessary, it could in fact interfere with a woman’s health.

  3. Molly Snyder:

    We really took a pause and looked at what made sense in our stores, where does it make sense online and where is it unnecessary, one of the top ways people shopped online is by searching by gender. We wanted to make sure our site and stores are easy to shop, and follow a logical path for people.

  4. Ivan Brehm:

    Michelin should, in my opinion, stay clear from the coffee shop and hawker stall culture, these run deep in the makeup of Singaporean society and any unnecessary polemic could undermine the guide's overall relevance.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries.


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