Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not needed or wished for; unnecessary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not needed; unnecessary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no need.
  • adj. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite
  • adj. Without sufficient cause; groundless; causeless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no need; not in want of anything.
  • Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite: as, needless labor; needless expense.
  • Needlessly; without cause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unnecessary and unwarranted

Etymologies

need +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

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