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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Needlessly, not necessarily
  • adv. Not by necessity.
  • adv. To an extent beyond what is needed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unnecessary manner; without necessity; needlessly; superfluously.

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

  • adv. in an unnecessary manner
  • adv. without any necessity


unnecessary +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)



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