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  • adv. In a needless manner.
  • adv. To a degree or extent beyond what is needed.
  • adv. Without need.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a needless manner; without necessity; unnecessarily.

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

  • adv. without need

Etymologies

needless +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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