from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not needed or wished for; unnecessary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not needed; unnecessary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no need.
- adj. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite
- adj. Without sufficient cause; groundless; causeless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no need; not in want of anything.
- Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite: as, needless labor; needless expense.
- Needlessly; without cause.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unnecessary and unwarranted
Accordingly he repaired to the Hotel de Ville, and gave to the Municipal Council so distinct an account of his measures, and of his reason for taking them, that, though Danton and some of his more factious colleagues reproached him for exhibiting what they called a needless distrust of the people, the majority of the Council approved of his conduct, and dismissed him to return to his duties.
Mr Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, became the first senior Government minister to appear on television to talk about the riots - which he described as "needless, opportunist theft and violence" - since they erupted on Saturday night.
Michael Kelley, a non-smoker who survived cancer his doctor blamed on second-hand smoke in the workplace, asked lawmakers to put an end to what he called needless suffering.
"It's more likely for a person to be struck by lightning than impersonate a voter," said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, who heads the Senate's Democratic caucus, in denouncing what she called a needless and politically motivated bill that would echo Texas's
Yuko told NBC4 he wants to ease what he described as needless pain and suffering associated with a variety of diseases and illnesses.
Unfortunately for all Americans, compromised healthcare ALWAYS results in needless suffering, injury, disability, and or death.
(Doubtless, these flimsy conspiracy theorists will infest the comment threads in needless defense.)
For them, it was easy to send other people's children to fight and die in needless wars (Iraq).
Then there were the 1.3 Trillion in needless tax cuts for the rich, further skewing the already miserably obscene income inequitable distribution.
Mr. President, if you want to reduce costs, don't sociailize the medical system, stop the frivolous lawsuits that result in needless procedures and skyrocketing costs.