Needlessly
Needless Nee"dless, a. 1. Having no need. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Weeping into the needless stream. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite; as, needless labor; needless expenses. [1913 Webster]

3. Without sufficient cause; groundless; causeless. ``Needless jealousy.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Need"less*ly}, adv. -- {Need"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • needlessly — needless ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unnecessary; avoidable. ● needless to say Cf. ↑needless to say DERIVATIVES needlessly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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  • needlessly — adverb see needless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • needlessly — See needless. * * * …   Universalium

  • needlessly — Synonyms and related words: aimlessly, beyond need, beyond reason, bootlessly, fecklessly, fruitlessly, futilely, overplus, pointlessly, purposelessly, redundantly, supererogatorily, superfluously, tautologously, to little purpose, to no purpose …   Moby Thesaurus

  • needlessly — nɪːdlɪslɪ adv. unnecessarily, superfluously, without justification …   English contemporary dictionary

  • needlessly — need·less·ly …   English syllables

  • needlessly — See: needless …   English dictionary

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