Definitions

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  • adj. Not needed.

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

  • adj. not necessary

Etymologies

un- + need + -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cuts come in response to a 1999 General Accounting Office study that found the V.A. was wasting $1 million a day on what it termed unneeded or unused facilities.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2003

  • He pointed to officials in his district who spent millions on what he called an unneeded " Taj Mahal" administration building.

    News - latimes.com

  • This country was in unneeded war, recession, poor health care, greed, foreclosure, bankrupt and joblessness.

    First on the Ticker: RNC Web video targets 'White House in denial'

  • The bank, which like Fifth Third struggled during the crisis under real-estate loan losses, released $65 million in unneeded reserves.

    Regional Banks See Improved Earnings

  • The bank released $500 million in unneeded reserves for credit costs, and its mortgage-banking income more than doubled to $232 million from $114 million in the second quarter.

    Regional Banks See Improved Earnings

  • But he railed against subsidies for ethanol producers and other provisions of the bill that he called unneeded, unnecessary, unwanted sweeteners ' ' to win votes for the package.

    Tax-Cut Bill Draws Wide Support in Senate

  • Do look for brands that don't contain unneeded corn syrup.

    A Veggie Venture

  • I guess that change he said he would give us did not apply to sending more troops to what many call a unneeded war.

    Gingrich praises Obama's speech

  • She said that her own agency, with about 3,000 employees, will save just over $210,000 by recalling unneeded equipment from some employees and negotiating more suitable payment plans for others.

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  • They are planning to start demolition of "unneeded" facilities and equipment at KSC.

    NASA Exploration Budget Request Gets Cut - NASA Watch

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