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need·less

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

need′less·ly adv.
need′less·ness n.
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Adv.1.needlessly - without need; "it would needlessly bring badness into the world"
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needlessly

[ˈniːdlɪslɪ] ADVinnecesariamente
you worry quite needlesslyte inquietas sin motivo alguno
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

needlessly

[ˈniːdləsli] adv [die, worry, suffer] → inutilement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

needlessly

advunnötig(erweise), überflüssig(erweise); destroy, killsinnlos; he was quite needlessly rudeer war ganz unnötig grob; you are worrying quite needlesslyIhre Sorgen sind vollkommen unbegründet
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

needlessly

[ˈniːdlɪslɪ] advinutilmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Against staying longer, however, Elizabeth was positively resolved-- nor did she much expect it would be asked; and fearful, on the contrary, as being considered as intruding themselves needlessly long, she urged Jane to borrow Mr.
There is no going back; and, as bad luck would have it, our civilization, which has done so much for the comfort and adornment of our bodies and the elevation of our minds, has made lawful killing frightfully and needlessly expensive.
Across the paper was scrawled in pencil, without capital letters, misspelled, and without punctuation: "Unsoundly constructed because resembles an imitation of the French military code and from the Articles of War needlessly deviating."
I don't want to hurry you needlessly; but these are business hours, and I have other people's affairs to attend to besides yours.'
And, looking at his strong, agile, assiduously careful and needlessly wary movements, the mother felt her mind at rest, and smiled gaily and approvingly as she watched him.
It were foolish to lose a single man needlessly if there be no hope of success.
Don't stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent.
Over the door of his library were painted these words, BE SHORT,--as a warning to visitors that they must not do the world so much harm as needlessly to interrupt this great man's wonderful labors.
Don't exasperate them needlessly. That would only be exciting them to attack us!"
At first he thought that Dirk was the cause of the disaster, and he was needlessly brusque with him.
Pardon me for saying so--you are needlessly exciting yourself."
"Nay, I protest against your going needlessly far," said Sheriff.