verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of need
SYNONYMS FOR need
Related formsneed·er, nounun·need·ed, adjectivewell-need·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for unneeded
And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.
He says they are unneeded, and he would shift two to other circuits with a higher caseload and eliminate the third.Obama Picks Pawns in Political Fight as GOP Aims to Cut Down D.C. Circuit Court|Eleanor Clift|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's irresponsible and unneeded: preserving the Bush tax cuts will be tax relief achievement enough.
Corporal punishment is altogether to be deprecated, and, indeed, is unneeded when the teacher does his duty.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals|Thomas Davidson
The existence of many of these prohibitions in the etiquette manuals shows that they were not unneeded.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
That such precautions were not unneeded, the dense mass of people that now crowded the streets already showed.Gerald Fitzgerald|Charles James Lever
Support, however, was unneeded; an earthquake would scarce have shaken down those solid rafters.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
Precious one, she whispered faintly, for her strength was waning, I would spare you every unneeded pang.Signing the Contract and What it Cost|Martha Finley
British Dictionary definitions for unneeded
Word Origin for need
Idioms and Phrases with unneeded
In addition to the idiom beginning with need
- needle in a haystack
- needless to say
- need like a hole in the head
- cry for (crying need for).