Unnecessary Un*nec"es*sa*ry, a. Not necessary; not required under the circumstances; unless; needless; as, unnecessary labor, care, or rigor. -- {Un*nec"es*sa*ri*ly}, adv. -- {Un*nec"es*sa*ri*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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