Definition of Needless

1. Adjective. Unnecessary and unwarranted. "A strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"

Exact synonyms: Gratuitous, Uncalled-for
Similar to: Unnecessary, Unneeded



Definition of Needless

1. a. Having no need.

Definition of Needless

1. Adjective. Not needed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needless

1. not necessary [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needless

needled
needlefish
needlefishes
needleful
needlelace
needleless
needlelike
needlenose
needlenose pliers
needlenosed pliers
needlepoint
needlepoints
needler
needlers
needles
needless (current term)
needless to say
needlessly
needlessness
needlessnesses
needlestick
needlestick-injury
needlestick injuries
needlestick injury
needlesticks
needlestone
needlestones
needlet
needlets
needlewoman

Literary usage of Needless

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1. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"My second boy, Moses, whom I designed for business, received a sort of miscellaneous education at home. But it is needless to attempt describing the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"... variation of the speed of the motor is within two per cent of its normal speed. Such close regulation, it is needless to say, is all that can be desired ..."

3. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"Cases where punishment is needless. These are, XVII. 1. Where the purpose of putting an end to the i. Where practice may be attained as effectually at a is ..."

4. The Lancet (1842)
"It is needless to say that I divided it close to the clitoris, without any inconvenience arising, and purpose removing it on some future occasion. ..."

5. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... had been lodged in the provost- marshal's office. to withhold subsistence from his disabled slave, a fraudulent manumission would be perfectly needless; ..."

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