noun, plural un·nec·es·sar·ies.
- unmyelinated fiber,
Origin of unnecessary
Examples from the Web for unnecessarily
Forty million Americans were inoculated, unnecessarily as it turned out.
He also found the president and vice president to be unnecessarily distrustful of the military.Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From Secretary of Defense Bob Gates’ ‘Duty’|William O’Connor|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Obama administration argued that Kirk-Menendez was unnecessarily confrontational and encroached on presidential authority.Iran Nuclear Deal Credit Should Go to Kirk and Menendez, Not Obama|David Frum|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like her song, the performance was a bloated, unnecessarily busy mess.VMAs 2013 Wildest Moments: Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A long-term deficit problem needs to be addressed, but we're going about it the wrong way, at an unnecessarily high cost.
The man Fensden's evidence, given in such a manner as he gave it, was unnecessarily damaging.The Mystery of the Clasped Hands|Guy Boothby
Truth is truth, but to alarm you at a time like this would be unnecessarily cruel.The Calm Man|Frank Belknap Long
The year 1758 was one of great activity, on account of the movements of the army, and no time was then unnecessarily lost.Satanstoe|James Fenimore Cooper
I know that my first movement was one of mistrust, for my answers had been unnecessarily brusque.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
Kai Lung, however, remained unseen among the trees, not being desirous of obtruding himself upon Ming-shu unnecessarily.Kai Lung's Golden Hours|Ernest Bramah