needless

[ need-lis ]
/ ˈnid lɪs /

adjective

unnecessary; not needed or wanted: a needless waste of food.

Origin of needless

First recorded in 1175–1225, needless is from the Middle English word nedles. See need, -less

SYNONYMS FOR needless

Related forms

need·less·ly, adverbneed·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for needlessly

needless

/ (ˈniːdlɪs) /

adjective

not required or desired; unnecessary

Derived Forms

needlessly, adverbneedlessness, noun
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