needlessly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

needless +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

needlessly (comparative more needlessly, superlative most needlessly)

  1. In a needless manner.
  2. To a degree or extent beyond what is needed.
    He was always needlessly anxious about his dog.
  3. Without need.
    He worried needlessly about his dog.

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