Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a needless manner; without necessity; unnecessarily.

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

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  • adverb without need

Etymologies

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needless +‎ -ly

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