Meaning of NEEDLESS in English

/ ˈniːdləs; NAmE / adjective

needless death or suffering is not necessary because it could have been avoided

SYN unnecessary :

needless suffering

Banning smoking would save needless deaths.

►  need·less·ly adverb :

Many soldiers died needlessly.

The process was needlessly slow.


- needless to say

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