Definition of unneeded in English:

unneeded

Pronunciation /ˌənˈnēdəd/ /ˌənˈnidəd/

adjective

  • Not needed.

    ‘the disposal of unneeded assets’
    • ‘What better place to put our unneeded and unwanted laborers?’
    • ‘I can't say that because it implies that my contribution to the whole is unneeded and therefore unwanted.’
    • ‘Europeans are feeling unneeded and unnecessary, which many people here say they are.’
    • ‘Anyone else's comments on our relationship are unneeded, unwanted and unwelcome.’
    • ‘But suffice it here to offer a non-lawyer's view that a law that is almost never enforced is either unneeded or useless.’
    • ‘Talk of my replacement made me feel unneeded and unwanted.’
    • ‘No chance of rabies, and vets will often tell you the shots are ‘optional’ and unneeded for indoor cats.’
    • ‘Couldn't people be donating this unneeded disposable income to worthy causes, instead of sending little tokens to people they are never going to meet?’
    • ‘All of them were just fine without me, so I felt unneeded, unloved, unwanted, and above all, a bit hungry.’
    • ‘Rabbit, feeling incredibly unwanted and unneeded in the conversation, decided to get to work.’
    • ‘Once any part of the team feels left out, unwanted, unneeded or forgotten - watch out!’
    • ‘Towards the end of March, a collector will arrive to humanely dispose of the unneeded creature.’
    • ‘I blamed him for all of the unwanted, unneeded and unrequited love that he forced me to feel.’
    • ‘Only the Third Brigade was going home, along with unneeded units, like the artillery battalions and the division's band.’
    • ‘With the state in complete control, allowing poorly run or unneeded hospitals to close became virtually impossible.’
    • ‘I am wary of unneeded redistribution programs, or a central wage setting, but market forces aren't even the best system around.’
    • ‘The ‘twist’ ending however, I thought was totally silly and unneeded.’
    • ‘Look for all sorts of unneeded dialogue in that scene.’
    • ‘If there's a place to store our unneeded goodies I shall probably mount a quiet campaign of no activity and hang on to the collection against a rainy day.’
    • ‘Being used to seeing products over-packaged with large amounts of unneeded packaging this came as a bit of a shock.’
    unneeded, needless, inessential, non-essential, not required, uncalled for, gratuitous, useless, unmerited, unwarranted, unwanted, undesired, dispensable, avoidable, peripheral, cosmetic, unimportant, trivial, incidental, optional, extraneous, expendable, disposable, redundant, pointless, purposeless, to no purpose, to no avail