Definition of needless adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈniːdləs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːdləs//
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  • needless death or suffering is not necessary because it could have been avoided synonym unnecessary needless suffering Banning smoking would save needless deaths. The report caused needless anxiety to hundreds of women.
  • Idioms used to emphasize that the information you are giving is obvious The problem, needless to say, is the cost involved.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: needless