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Definition 1: not necessary - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for unnecessary in the sense of this definition

(unnecessary is similar to ...) more than is needed, desired, or required

"trying to lose excess weight" "found some extra change lying on the dresser" "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant" "skills made redundant by technological advance" "sleeping in the spare room" "supernumerary ornamentation" "it was supererogatory of her to gloat" "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words" "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts" "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

(unnecessary is similar to ...) unnecessary and unwarranted

"a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"

(unnecessary is similar to ...) not absolutely necessary

(unnecessary is similar to ...) kept in reserve especially for emergency use

"a reserve supply of food" "a spare tire" "spare parts"

(means also ...) not basic or fundamental

(... are attributes of unnecessary) the condition of being essential or indispensable

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