needlessness


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need·less

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

need′less·ly adv.
need′less·ness n.
Translations

needlessness

[ˈniːdlɪsnɪs] N [of action] → carácter m innecesario, innecesariedad f; [of remark] → inoportunidad f

needlessness

nUnnötigkeit f
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My face expressed a wonder so unaffected that he saw the needlessness of further questions.
But 'Catch-22,' the six-part satirical series based on Joseph Heller's 1961 novel, uses the indefensible needlessness of war to point out the cruel joke it plays on the people caught in the crossfire.
Although Parrikar's imposing hold over the politics of the state for nearly quarter of a century has been made more than evident by the sense of disorientation Goa has experienced during his temporary periods of absence from the state, it must be said that the needlessness felt by the people's leader to groom a successor who could be depended upon to carry forward his legacy has clearly been his undoing.
in Sofia in favor of the court and the prosecutor's office and with the "needlessness" motive.
One should clearly understand that several reasons lead to the needlessness of creating one standard definition of this term: 1) the concept is constantly evolving (at least three stages of evolution could be mentioned); 2) it can be treated by different countries, societies and individuals in different ways; 3) a certain level of incomprehension can be reached by the fact that practitioners and academics consider the terms of 'business incubation' and 'business incubator' to be interchangeable, although they differ in their aims and origins.
It's something we need today a lot," he explained, adding: "In this work I point out the needlessness of the cultural conflicts we are seeing in Turkey right now and the fact that these problems do not have a firm base.
Indeed, we have often thought, without elaborate study of these laws of health, the desired result might be almost always attained by a little exercise of common sense on the part of him who realised the needlessness and evil of a weak and impure body, and the sure way of retrieving it.
Paul modestly tells the reader that Swords into Plowshares "is about the needlessness of war and whose interests are served by war." This is quite an understatement.
(63.) See Hsiung, 758 F.3d at 1090 (describing needlessness of import trade definition).
This fresh-faced comic is ready to let loose on the needlessness of the ubiquitous bucket list and kick back against the all-consuming trend of social networking.
Although at the end of the chapter he comments of one scribe that "he pursues visual regularity remorselessly yet is completely deaf to the sound-patterning" (243), nevertheless he overstresses the "needlessness" (222) of "pointless" (226) corrections to bad rhymes.