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Definition of needlessly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

needlessly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈniːdləsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːdləsli//
 
 
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in a way that is not necessary because it could have been avoided synonym unnecessarily Many soldiers died needlessly. The process was needlessly slow.