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unnecessary

Definition of unnecessary

Etymology

    un- +‎ necessary

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ʌnˈnɛs.əˌsəɹ.ɪ /, /ʌnˈnɛs.əˌsɛɹ.ɪ/, X-SAMPA: /Vn.nEs@s@r\I/, /Vn.nEs@sEr\I/
  • (US) IPA: /ʌnˈnɛs.əˌsɛɹ.i/, X-SAMPA: /Vn.nEs@sEr\I/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -æri
  • (UK) (non standard) IPA: /ʌnˈnɛs.ə.ɹɪ/
  • (US) (non standard) IPA: /ʌnˈnɛs.ə.ɹɪ/

Adjective

unnecessary (comparative more unnecessary, superlative most unnecessary)

  1. Not needed or necessary.

    The automatic child-frightener made clowns unnecessary.

  2. Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.

Antonyms

  • (not needed): necessary, needed
  • (in addition to requirements): required, mandatory

Synonyms

  • (not needed): superfluous, unneeded, needless
  • (in addition to requirements): additional

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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