unnecessarily

All Adverb
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  • I trust little, therefore, unnecessarily in their way, and especially on political subjects. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 4 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • However, in many cases applications can unnecessarily prevent power management from working.
  • They had no desire to have such a failure made unnecessarily public. Cited from McClure's Magazine, Volume VI, No. 3, February 1896, by Various
  • While sometimes giving more details about people than in the novel itself, these notes may seem unnecessarily extensive.
  • In her heart she blamed her more than her brother, although unnecessarily. Cited from Madelon, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It seemed to the man that her eyes had grown unnecessarily serious. Cited from The Forfeit, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • In the first place because they believed that the people might become unnecessarily alarmed. Cited from The Land of Deepening Shadow, by D. Thomas Curtin
  • He was frequently, and unnecessarily, at her home and place of work.
  • Officers should avoid keeping the men unnecessarily under arms or on their feet after a hard day's march. Cited from Manual for Infantry, by War Department
  • These rules will appear to the young reader of poetry as almost unnecessarily severe. Cited from Selections from Wordsworth and Tennyson, by Tennyson
  • He began to feel he had been somewhat unnecessarily irritated by a very small matter. Cited from The Odds, by Ethel M. Dell
  • They do not seem to know that it is a crime to take the life of a being unnecessarily. Cited from The Human Side of Animals, by Royal Dixon
  • Most of us continue living unnecessarily near our surface. Cited from Memories and Studies, by William James
  • This letter is valuable in more ways than the one which it was so unnecessarily written to serve. Cited from Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions, by Slason Thompson
  • No President will ever desire unnecessarily to place his opinion in opposition to that of Congress. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: James Knox Polk, by Richardson
  • Alarmed unnecessarily, he ordered his men to fire at a group of three armed men. Cited from Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle, by Mary Edith Durham
  • At the moment they appeared so unnecessarily clean and warm and soft. Cited from The Deserter, by Richard Harding Davis
  • You certainly have a gift, though you dropped your voice unnecessarily once or twice, I thought. Cited from The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • He put it on, and she gazed at him for what seemed to him an unnecessarily long time. Cited from The Roll-Call, by Arnold Bennett
  • Possibly he did not wish to take life unnecessarily, the chances fast turning to his side. Cited from Miles Wallingford: Sequel to Afloat and Ashore, by James Fenimore Cooper
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Meaning of unnecessarily

  • adverb In an unnecessary manner
    they were unnecessarily rude
  • adverb Without any necessity
    this marathon would exhaust him unnecessarily