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need·less

 (nēd′lĭs)
adj.
Not needed or wished for; unnecessary.

need′less·ly adv.
need′less·ness n.

needless

(ˈniːdlɪs)
adj
not required or desired; unnecessary
ˈneedlessly adv
ˈneedlessness n

need•less

(ˈnid lɪs)

adj.
unnecessary; not needed: a needless waste of food.
[1175–1225]
need′less•ly, adv.
need′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.needless - unnecessary and unwarrantedneedless - unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary

needless

needless

adjective
Translations
غَيْر ضَروري
zbytečný
ónauîsynlegur, óòarfur
odvečen
gereksizlüzumsuz

needless

[ˈniːdlɪs] ADJinnecesario, superfluo
needless to sayhuelga decir que ..., ni qué decir tiene que ...
he was, needless to say, drunkni qué decir tiene que estaba borracho

needless

[ˈniːdləs] adj [death, suffering, pain, worry, risk] → inutile
to suffer needless pain → souffrir inutilement
needless to say, ... → inutile de dire que ...

needless

adjunnötig; remark etc alsoüberflüssig; death, killing, pain, destructionsinnlos; needless to say, he didn’t comeer kam natürlich nicht

needless

[ˈniːdlɪs] adjinutile
needless to say he didn't keep his promise → inutile dire che non ha mantenuto la promessa

need

(niːd) negative short form needn't (ˈniːdnt) verb
1. to require. This page needs to be checked again; This page needs checking again; Do you need any help?
2. to be obliged. You need to work hard if you want to succeed; They don't need to come until six o'clock; She needn't have given me such an expensive present.
noun
1. something essential, that one must have. Food is one of our basic needs.
2. poverty or other difficulty. Many people are in great need.
3. a reason. There is no need for panic.
ˈneedless adjective, adverb
unnecessary. You are doing a lot of needless work; Needless to say, he couldn't do it.
ˈneedlessly adverb
ˈneedy adjective
poor. You must help needy people.
a need for
a lack of; a requirement for. There is an urgent need for teachers in this city.
in need of
requiring; having a lack of. We're in need of more money; You're badly in need of a haircut.

needless

a. inútil, innecesario.
References in classic literature ?
X in our alphabet being a needless letter has an added invincibility
It is needless to say, I have yielded with my best grace; sharing with my fair relative the wretched pecuniary prospects offered to us.
Needless also to say, that THEY asked awkward questions directly, and that the "foreign politics" and the "falling asleep in the sun" wouldn't serve a second time over with THEM.
It is needless to relate them here; they came out at his trial, and the revelation of his calmness in confronting them came near to saving his neck.
It is very delicate of you," said he, "but quite needless.
But being just a plain man of affairs, mostly of this world, I find spooks needless to my peace and comfort.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
And here his sagacity must make it needless to observe how artfully these chapters are calculated for that excellent purpose; for in these we have always taken care to intersperse somewhat of the sour or acid kind, in order to sharpen and stimulate the said spirit of criticism.
It is needless to say that I remained in town with her.
Pontellier had a vague suspicion of it which he thought it needless to mention at that late day.
Our apprehensions at last proved to be needless, for the troops we saw were of a nation at that time in alliance with the Abyssins.
Needless to say, the custom soon made its way from the district of Chromatistes to surrounding regions; and within two generations no one in all Flatland was colourless except the Women and the Priests.