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An adversarial family law system raises the stakes unnecessarily high, exacerbates the antagonism of the couples concerned, and is directly responsible for making it impossible for couples who would otherwise have reconciled to do so.
Louis de Bernieres

Meaning of "unnecessarily" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNNECESSARILY

unnecessarily  [ˌʌnnesəˈserɪlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNNECESSARILY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unnecessarily is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UNNECESSARILY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unnecessarily in the English dictionary

The definition of unnecessarily in the dictionary is in a manner that is not necessary and can be avoided.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNNECESSARILY


angrily
ˈæŋɡrɪlɪ
arbitrarily
ˌɑːbɪˈtreərɪlɪ
cheerily
ˈtʃɪərɪlɪ
contrarily
kənˈtrɛərɪlɪ
eerily
ˈɪərɪlɪ
extraordinarily
ɪkˌstrɔːdɪˈnɛrɪlɪ
frilly
ˈfrɪlɪ
gorily
ˈɡɔːrɪlɪ
hungrily
ˈhʌŋɡrɪlɪ
legendarily
ˈlɛdʒəndərɪlɪ
merrily
ˈmɛrɪlɪ
militarily
ˌmɪlɪˈtɛrɪlɪ
monetarily
ˌmʌnɪˈterɪlɪ
necessarily
ˈnɛsɪsərɪlɪ
ordinarily
ˈɔːdənrɪlɪ
sanitarily
ˌsænɪˈterɪlɪ
secondarily
ˈsekəndərɪlɪ
summarily
ˈsʌmərɪlɪ
verily
ˈvɛrɪlɪ
voluntarily
ˈvɒləntərɪlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNNECESSARILY

unnavigable
unnavigated
unneath
unnecessariness
unnecessary
unneeded
unneedful
unneedfully
unnegotiable
unneighborly
unneighboured
unneighbourly
unnerve
unnerved
unnerving
unnervingly
unnest
unnetted
unneurotic
unnewsworthy

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNNECESSARILY

blearily
charily
complementarily
contemporarily
customarily
drearily
exemplarily
fragmentarily
involuntarily
literarily
momentarily
pecuniarily
preliminarily
primarily
satisfactorily
scarily
stationarily
temporarily
unitarily
warily
wearily

Synonyms and antonyms of unnecessarily in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «unnecessarily» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNNECESSARILY

Find out the translation of unnecessarily to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unnecessarily from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unnecessarily» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不必要的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

innecesariamente
570 millions of speakers

English

unnecessarily
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनावश्यक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا داعي له
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

излишне
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desnecessariamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অকারণে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

inutilement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak perlu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unnötigerweise
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不必要に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불필요
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora perlu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không cần thiết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேவையில்லாமல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनावश्यकपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boşu boşuna
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inutilmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niepotrzebnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зайво
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în mod inutil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άσκοπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onnodig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

onödan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unødvendig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unnecessarily

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNNECESSARILY»

The term «unnecessarily» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.736 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNNECESSARILY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unnecessarily» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unnecessarily» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unnecessarily

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNNECESSARILY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unnecessarily.
1
Peter Agre
So, my advice to young scientists is, think critically about your work; probably don't blab unnecessarily.
2
Marco Arment
I started out from a pretty modest background, so I always had a pretty good sense of money. I always had to work for my money, save my own money, I always bought my own stuff with my money... trying not to waste money unnecessarily.
3
Louis de Bernieres
An adversarial family law system raises the stakes unnecessarily high, exacerbates the antagonism of the couples concerned, and is directly responsible for making it impossible for couples who would otherwise have reconciled to do so.
4
Peter Bichsel
Literature is about as unnecessarily necessarily as tableware or ironed shirts.
5
J. Carter Brown
There's no point breaking a lot of crockery unnecessarily.
6
Truman Capote
My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
7
Pritam Chakraborty
I don't like talking unnecessarily, and my communication skills are zilch. I just can't converse with people. Maybe it's because of my stuttering or stammering, but I'm not confident of talking with people. I only talk to very close friends and family.
8
John Conyers
Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
9
Betty Friedan
Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
10
Rutherford B. Hayes
In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNNECESSARILY»

Discover the use of unnecessarily in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unnecessarily and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Serious Address to those who unnecessarily frequent the ...
Cotton MATHER (D.D., F.R.S.), Increase Mather. 'an END-51 I, I, _ badly Persons may go into the Taper-r. for-lawful Ends, to dispatch their lawful Affairs, yet the Ungadly will from thence take" Advanta 'to follow Ta'verm for unlawful Ends, even  ...
Cotton MATHER (D.D., F.R.S.), Increase Mather, 1726
2
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional
Denno, 388 U.S. 293 (1967), that due process forbids any pretrial identification procedure that is unnecessarily suggestive and conducive to irreparable mistaken identification. As the Court pointed out in Wade itself, it is always necessary to ...
John N. Ferdico, Henry Fradella, Christopher Totten, 2008
3
Legacy of a War: The American Soldier in Vietnam
Generally, as table 7.6 makes clear, high and moderate antiwar activists are more likely to define individual weapons as unnecessarily cruel than are the low activists. We find that napalm (30%), plastic bombs (29%), and dum-dum bullets ...
Ellen Frey-Wouters, Robert Laufer, 1986
4
Supreme Court
... and was unnecessarily poured and still does escape and is unnecessarily poured from the engines, and grease, oil, water, cinders, ashes and other objects fell and were unnecessarily poured and still fall and are unnecessarily poured from ...
‎1895
5
A Serious Address to Those Who Unnecessarily Frequent the ...
Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time.
Thomas Foxcroft, 2012
6
The Southwestern Reporter
But such corporation shall restore the stream, water course, street, highway, plank road, turnpike or canal thus intersected or touched to its former state, or to such state as not to unnecessarily Impair its usefulness, and shall keep such crossing ...
‎1904
7
Let's End Our Literacy Crisis: The Desperately Needed Idea ...
If you unnecessarily limit yourself to drawing all the lines inside the box, you will need five lines. (There are many solutions with five lines.) If you unnecessarily limit yourself to drawing the lines through the center of the dots, it can be solved ...
Bob C. Cleckler, 2005
8
Kaplan 12 Practice Tests for the SAT 2015
mirroring the original error. choices (c) and (D) don't address the error; additionally, (c) is idiomatically incorrect, and (D) is unnecessarily wordy. 9. C Difficulty: Medium Be consistent when you use pronouns like you and one. the artists made ...
Kaplan, 2014
9
Triumph: Unnecessarily Violent Tales of Science Adventure ...
TRIUMPH, on the other hand, is full of violence, bad language, interplanetary racism and a little sprinkling of smut, but you get what you pay for.
‎2012
10
Discourse Markers Across Languages: A Contrastive Study of ...
Your effects unit really saved me from lounging around and wasting time unnecessarily. We should not spend our time worrying about the future . . . Don't spend too much time shopping. . . But before Mr Major and Mr Blair waste more time ...
Siepmann Dirk, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNNECESSARILY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unnecessarily is used in the context of the following news items.
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Queen Elizabeth's Nazi Salute Controversy Is 'Unnecessarily Cruel …
Margaret Rhodes, thinks the Nazi salute photo a British tabloid published over the weekend was “unnecessarily cruel” to the Royal Family, she told People ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
2
Too fat to fancy letter: honest or unnecessarily honest?
Tonie Cooper: "Unnecessarily honest and uncalled for. Why did he feel the need to have to point out the thing he wasn't attracted to? What happened to the ... «Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Jul 15»
3
New York City Public Housing Units Remain Empty Unnecessarily
Hundreds of public housing apartments remain vacant unnecessarily, either languishing unrepaired for years or staying empty long after they have undergone ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
4
Georgia police accused of unnecessarily shooting zoo animals in …
Special police units called to Tbilisi zoo during this weekend's devastating flood have been accused of overreacting by unnecessarily shooting many of the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Women employees must not unnecessarily loiter around: Karnataka …
Bengaluru: The Secretariat of Karnataka Legislature has issued a circular directing women employees not to "unnecessarily" loiter around. «Firstpost, Jun 15»
6
Mom Calls Out Target For 'Unnecessarily Gendered Marketing'
The blogger said she was surprised the tweet took off since she was simply expressing her "frustration with unnecessarily gendered marketing" and the ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
7
BJP government unnecessarily delayed metro project: Ashok Gehlot
He said it was worth welcoming that the metro was commencing commercial operations next month, although alleging that the BJP government "unnecessarily ... «IBNLive, May 15»
8
Opposition unnecessarily raising uproar over land bill: Baba Ramdev
REWARI: Haryana's Brand Ambassador for promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda Baba Ramdev today said that the Opposition was "unnecessarily" raising uproar ... «Economic Times, May 15»
9
Payday lender Money3 'unnecessarily tarnished'
Melbourne billionaire Alex Waislitz has launched a strident defence of payday lender Money3, claiming it has been “unnecessarily tarnished'' by the activities of ... «The Australian, Apr 15»
10
An Unnecessarily Rushed Recap of the Funniest Game Ever
Unnecessarily Rushed Explanations is a new WIRED video series in which I can't stop talking. In fact, I'm not allowed to. With zero preparation, and with the ... «Wired, Apr 15»

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