Definition of unnecessarily in English:


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  • 1In a way that is avoidable; needlessly.

    ‘thousands die unnecessarily from lack of basic healthcare’
    • ‘The decision to present the various sections out of historical order added unnecessarily to the difficulties of comprehending the exhibition.’
    • ‘The few Australian works in the section were unnecessarily isolated in a separate room away from the Korean exhibits.’
    • ‘The film is sepia toned, except for the final shot, which is unnecessarily shown in color.’
    • ‘He has not been too dominant, and he does not interfere or rewrite unnecessarily.’
    • ‘"I'm not stupid," she points out unnecessarily.’
    1. 1.1as submodifier To a greater extent than necessary; excessively.
      ‘the story is unnecessarily complicated’
      • ‘unnecessarily harsh restrictions’
      • ‘The number of questions was limited in number so that the students were not unnecessarily burdened by the weekly assignment.’
      • ‘Too many scenes feel redundant or unnecessarily long.’
      • ‘He addresses his critics by being unpleasant and unnecessarily politically incorrect.’
      • ‘I think you were being unnecessarily defensive.’
      • ‘Does NASA go too far in its quest for safety, making the space program unnecessarily expensive?’



/ˌənˌnesəˈserəlē/ /ˌənˌnɛsəˈsɛrəli/