American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not necessary; needless.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not necessary; needless; not required by the circumstances of the case; useless: as, unnecessary labor or care; unnecessary rigor.
- n. pl. unnecessaries (-riz). That which is unnecessary or dispensable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not necessary; not required under the circumstances; unless; needless.
- adj. not necessary
- un- + necessary (Wiktionary)
“Please refrain from using the term unnecessary booze.”
“Both organizations use the Israeli Supreme Court as venue for attempting to bring about home demolitions in Judea and Samaria communities and for attempts to indict Israeli civilians and soldiers for what they term unnecessary violence in the face of perceived terrorist threats.”
“A few months before Kenny's cancer diagnosis, we were arguing about what I called unnecessary spending.”
“The Oregon board forced Dr. Makker to undergo remedial training in 2006 for what it called unnecessary surgeries and for allegedly billing for procedures he didn't perform, but his status is listed as active on its website.”
“Democrats on the board said the rule aims to eliminate what they call "unnecessary litigation" that occurs during elections.”
“The final draft rule would be based on six provisions that he said are aimed solely at reducing what he described as unnecessary legal action.”
“In recent weeks, the administration has focused on freezing what it calls unnecessary spending, targeting fraud and eliminating wasteful programs.”
“And every time I spoke to someone who he thought was giving away what he called unnecessary truths, he would call me up and request a meeting.”
“President George W. Bush had threatened to veto the spending bill anyway, citing the time line it would have imposed for withdrawing troops, and what he described as unnecessary domestic spending.”
“He's accusing Obama and the democrats of engaging in what he calls unnecessary partisanship and he's saying that was partially responsible for the collapse.”
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