Definition of Needlessly

1. Adverb. Without need. "It would needlessly bring badness into the world"

Partainyms: Needless



Definition of Needlessly

1. Adverb. In a needless manner. ¹

2. Adverb. To a degree or extent beyond what is needed. ¹

3. Adverb. Without need. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needlessly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needlessly

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needlessly (current term)
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Literary usage of Needlessly

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Such bickerings needlessly consume the valuable time of the court as well as that of the jurors ... needlessly ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"needlessly prompt. 1890 The grumbling in this matter has been too previous.— Boston Journal, June 21. ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1874)
"You will not, therefore, expect any lecturing speeches or needlessly interfering speeches, but what will be said will be dictated by good feeling and ..."

4. The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of Antonines by William Wolfe Capes (1897)
"... to draw up its. not meddle , , ,.?,., , , needlessly, budget for itself without control must be respected, anomaly as it might seem. He has no wish, ..."

5. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"... and create a horror of the law itself, which could thus needlessly sacrifice life without answering any good end or purpose." I have thus, gentlemen of ..."

6. The Law of Suretyship and Guaranty as Administered by Courts of Countries by George Washington Brandt (1905)
"... plaintiff may needlessly handicap himself by assuming a burden of proof that properly belongs to the defendant and failing to sustain it may be lost.20 ..."

7. Pleading and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Edmund Robert Daniell, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins, Thomas Emerson Headlam (1846)
"Abroad both parties examining and cross-examining him ; but if a party who insists upon cross-examining a witness needlessly defers the cross-examination, ..."

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