unnecessarily

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unnecessary +‎ -ly

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unnecessarily (comparative more unnecessarily, superlative most unnecessarily)

  1. Needlessly, not necessarily
  2. Not by necessity.
    He unnecessarily repeated too much of what others had covered.
  3. To an extent beyond what is needed.
    The food provided was unnecessarily generous, especially for an event meant to raise money for the hungry.

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