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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unnecessary mean? 

UNNECESSARY (adjective)
  The adjective UNNECESSARY has 1 sense:

1. not necessary

  Familiarity information: UNNECESSARY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UNNECESSARY (adjective)

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Not necessary


unnecessary; unneeded


excess; extra; redundant; spare; supererogatory; superfluous; supernumerary; surplus (more than is needed, desired, or required)

gratuitous; needless; uncalled-for (unnecessary and unwarranted)

inessential (not absolutely necessary)

spare (kept in reserve especially for emergency use)


inessential; unessential (not basic or fundamental)


necessity (the condition of being essential or indispensable)


necessary (absolutely essential)

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