Needlessness
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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