unnecessary Definition

not needed or required; not necessary.

Using unnecessary: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unnecessary" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The meeting was deemed unnecessary and was cancelled.

  • Example

    She added unnecessary details to the report.

  • Example

    Buying a new car is unnecessary when you can fix the old one.

  • Example

    His comments were completely unnecessary and only caused more problems.

unnecessary Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for unnecessary

Antonyms for unnecessary


Summary: unnecessary in Brief

The term 'unnecessary' [ʌnˈnesəsəri] refers to something that is not needed or required. It is often used to describe things that are excessive or redundant, such as 'She added unnecessary details to the report.' 'Unnecessary' has antonyms like 'necessary' and 'essential,' and synonyms like 'unneeded' and 'superfluous.'

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