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I conduct very few interviews with veterans. The contemporaneous, or near-contemporaneous, record for WWII is so spectacularly deep that latter-day recollections are largely unnecessary for a historian. Of course, in considering any account, I'm looking for additional sources that can confirm or enlarge that version of events.
Rick Atkinson

Meaning of "unnecessary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNNECESSARY

unnecessary  [ʌnˈnɛsɪsərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNNECESSARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unnecessary is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNNECESSARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Necessary

Necessary or necessity may refer to: ▪ Need ▪ An action somebody may feel they must do ▪ An important task or essential thing to do at a particular time or by a particular moment ▪ Necessary and sufficient condition, in logic, something that is a required condition for something else to be the case ▪ Necessary truth, in logic, something that cannot fail to be true ▪ Necessity, in criminal law ▪ A bathroom or toilet, in some languages ▪ An economic need enunciated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 Second Bill of Rights ▪ A necessity in contract law ▪ Necessary Records, UK record label...

Definition of unnecessary in the English dictionary

The definition of unnecessary in the dictionary is not necessary.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNNECESSARY


anniversary
ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ
commissary
ˈkɒmɪsərɪ
decisory
dɪˈsaɪsərɪ
derisory
dɪˈraɪsərɪ
dimissory
dɪˈmɪsərɪ
dismissory
dɪsˈmɪsərɪ
embracery
ɪmˈbreɪsərɪ
emissary
ˈɛmɪsərɪ
fideicommissary
ˌfɪdɪaɪˈkɒmɪsərɪ
grocery
ˈɡrəʊsərɪ
irrisory
ɪˈraɪsərɪ
janissary
ˈdʒænɪsərɪ
necessary
ˈnɛsɪsərɪ
persuasory
pəˈsweɪsərɪ
promissory
ˈprɒmɪsərɪ
remissory
rɪˈmɪsərɪ
rescissory
rɪˈsɪsərɪ
rotisserie
rəʊˈtɪsərɪ
spicery
ˈspaɪsərɪ
tracery
ˈtreɪsərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNNECESSARY

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNNECESSARY

A bursary
accessary
adversary
B bursary
bursary
caravansary
Cheboksary
diamond anniversary
diaphragm pessary
dispensary
do the necessary
glossary
golden wedding anniversary
pessary
rosary
tertiary bursary
the necessary
wedding anniversary

Synonyms and antonyms of unnecessary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNNECESSARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unnecessary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unnecessary

Translation of «unnecessary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNNECESSARY

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

Translator English - Chinese

不必要的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

innecesario
570 millions of speakers

English

unnecessary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनावश्यक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيْرُ ضَرُورِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

излишний
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desnecessário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপ্রয়োজনীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

inutile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak perlu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unnötig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不必要な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불필요한
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

தேவையற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनावश्यक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gereksiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inutile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niepotrzebny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

непотрібний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

inutil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιττός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onnodige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

onödig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unødvendig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unnecessary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNNECESSARY»

The term «unnecessary» is very widely used and occupies the 11.107 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNNECESSARY» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNNECESSARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unnecessary.
1
Gerry Adams
If I didn't forgive the people who took me into the barracks and beat me unconscious over a period of days during the period when the British state was indicted for inhuman and degrading treatment in 1971-72, or even the guys who shot me, if you don't forgive them, you end up with unnecessary baggage.
2
Bea Arthur
I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
3
Rick Atkinson
I conduct very few interviews with veterans. The contemporaneous, or near-contemporaneous, record for WWII is so spectacularly deep that latter-day recollections are largely unnecessary for a historian. Of course, in considering any account, I'm looking for additional sources that can confirm or enlarge that version of events.
4
Maurice Baring
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
5
Sean Bean
I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
6
Bob Beauprez
As state and federal lawmakers debate the country's energy policies and Colorado's role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let's hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
7
Samuel Beckett
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
8
Andy Behrman
My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending - in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.
9
Andy Behrman
Like most manic depressives, some of my symptoms included racing thoughts that I simply had to act upon - flying from New York to Paris and taking the train to Berlin; flying to Argentina in the middle of the night; spending tens of thousands of dollars on unnecessary garments, dinners and gifts.
10
Chris Bell
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening, and don't take unnecessary risks.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNNECESSARY»

Discover the use of unnecessary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unnecessary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia
Drawing on the work of Karl Polanyi, Glasman argues that there is no need to surrender solidarity and human rights to the march of the managers and the market.
Maurice Glasman, 1996
2
Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost ...
A leading conservative thinker presents a best-selling revisionist history of the twentieth century that argues that Churchill's actions propelled Britain into two World Wars, a situation that led to the collapse of the British empire and ...
Patrick J. Buchanan, 2009
3
The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call
In this volume, two of today's most respected authors help pastors recover their gospel identity and clarify their vision of Christian leadership.
Marva J. Dawn, Eugene H. Peterson, Peter Santucci, 2000
4
The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of ...
Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed "facts.
Bethany Keeley, 2012
5
100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and ...
In this intriguing book, Michael Graetz maintains that our tax code has become a tangle of loopholes, paperwork, and inconsistencies—a massive social program that fails tests of simplicity and fairness.
Michael J. Graetz, 2010
6
Unnecessary Evil: History and Moral Progress in the ...
Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.
Sharon Anderson-Gold, 2001
7
When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and ...
Discusses how to avoid harmful medical mistakes, offering advice on such topics as working with a busy doctor, communicating the full story of an illness, evaluating test risks, and obtaining a working diagnosis.
Leana Wen, Joshua Kosowsky, 2013
8
Sickness and Senility Are Unnecessary
1951 a new message on positive, buoyant health - 17 complete lessons on supreme law for prolongation of life & the universal principles of rejuvenation.
Leon De Seblo, 1996
9
Young and in Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage
This book suits anyone experiencing young love who struggles with naysayers who dismiss or hinder a God-designed relationship.
Ted Cunningham, 2011
10
Unnecessary talking: the Montesano stories
These stories and sketches make up a memoir of a young boy's clean, clear understanding of a world where mystery is common sense and adult rules are slippery as a wet bar of soap.
Mike O'Connor, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNNECESSARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unnecessary is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kathleen Wynne to Stephen Harper: a long election campaign is …
PENETANGUISHENE, ONT. — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is lambasting the idea of an early federal election call as “unnecessary” and an affront to ... «Toronto Star, Aug 15»
2
One in seven treatments not necessary, warns NHS chief
As many as one in seven hospital procedures are unnecessary due to the “over treatment” of patients that wastes billions of pounds a year, the NHS's medical ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Unnecessary negativism around Indian economy: Aditya Puri
MUMBAI: There is "unnecessary negativism" surrounding the Indian economy and the government needs to be given chance to carry out its work as recovery is ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
4
Two US laboratories to pay $48.5 million to settle unnecessary
... Inc have agreed to pay $48.5 million to settle claims they paid kickbacks and conducted unnecessary testing, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday. «Reuters, Apr 15»
5
Fifth of A&E visits are unnecessary and cost the taxpayer £290m
One in five visits to A&E departments is unnecessary at a cost of £290 million to the NHS every year, research has suggested. The Proprietary Association of ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
6
Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests
Beyond increasing the cost of medicine, unnecessary imaging tests also expose patients to a real risk of harm, said Kanzaria, who is also a Robert Wood ... «HealthDay, Mar 15»
7
Unnecessary Roughness Rule Changed For High School Football
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Federation of State High School Associations has changed a football rule involving unnecessary roughness to minimize ... «CBS Local, Feb 15»
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Report: Many medical imaging tests performed in US are unnecessary
When assessing a patient's aches and pains, doctors often turn to medical imaging tests to reach a swift and accurate diagnosis. But a new investigation from ... «CBS News, Jan 15»
9
Child dies in accident on Unnecessary Mountain in Lions Bay
A child has died in an accident on Unnecessary Mountain in Lions Bay, Squamish RCMP have confirmed. No other details have been released at this time. «Vancouver Sun, Dec 14»
10
Do not consume unnecessary antibiotics
Researchers have found that consuming an unnecessary amount of antibiotics could lead to a major public health concern. «The Indian Express, Dec 14»

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