noun, plural un·nec·es·sar·ies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM unnecessaryun·nec·es·sar·i·ly [uhn-nes-uh-sair-uh-lee, -nes-uh-ser-], /ʌnˌnɛs əˈsɛər ə li, -ˈnɛs əˌsɛr-/, adverbun·nec·es·sar·i·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for unnecessary
The CPG advertiser plans to cut out unnecessary ad tech vendors, particularly supply-side platforms that sell impressions on behalf of publishers, according to a source with knowledge of those discussions.‘More into less’: Diageo to consolidate ad tech spending|Seb Joseph|November 13, 2020|Digiday
Washington Coach Ron Rivera said after the game that he didn’t think it was a dirty play by Peppers, though the safety was flagged for unnecessary roughness.Four takeaways from Washington’s 23-20 loss to the Giants|Scott Allen|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
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The report named Mahendra Amin, an OB-GYN in Douglas, Georgia, as the doctor accused of the unpermitted, unnecessary, and unethical procedures.Medical experts have uncovered more evidence of sterilization practices on women held by ICE|Purbita Saha|October 27, 2020|Popular Science
The court upheld a South Carolina law requiring absentee voters to get a witness’s signature, despite some lower courts agreeing with Democrats that a witness’s signature was an unnecessary burden in a pandemic.The Supreme Court is giving advocates for voting rights heartburn|Amber Phillips|October 23, 2020|Washington Post
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