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Definition of needless adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    needless

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈnidləs//
     
     
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  1. 1needless death or suffering is not necessary because it could have been avoided synonym unnecessary
  2. 2 needless suffering Banning smoking would save needless deaths.
  3. Idioms
    needless to say
     
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    used to emphasize that the information you are giving is obvious The problem, needless to say, is the cost involved.
 
adverb Many soldiers died needlessly. The process was needlessly slow.
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