Antonyms for needless

Grammar : Adj
Spell : need-lis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnid lɪs

Definition of needless

Origin :
  • c.1300, "not needed, unnecessary," from need (n) + -less. Related: Needlessly. Phrase needless to say or speak is recorded from early 16c.
  • adj unnecessary, groundless
Example sentences :
  • It is needless to say that Sack is the wine preferred by him.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • But it is needless to complete the query; the answer alone is important.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • Needless to say, it was "not equal to Mr. Handel's oratorio of Esther or Deborah."
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • It is needless to say that he won; and the cake duly came back to him.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • My relations it is needless to mention; they will of course be amply provided for.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • Mr. Pitt made answer, that he thought it needless to enter into that question.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • A needless precaution—they knew no more of the matter than he.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • Provided we agree about the thing, it is needless to dispute about the terms.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • But, of course, he gives a better account of himself than of his friend; it is needless to ask.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Needless to say, in all England there is not an estate so poorly kept up.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson

Synonyms for needless

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