needlessly needlessly  /ˈnid ləs li/


  • (adv) without need


  1. In this recession, if you're not bargaining for everything everywhere, you're needlessly draining your wallet.
  2. As a result, they say, Proenza has needlessly divided the Hurricane Center staff and has called into question the forecasting acumen of those who disagree with him.
  3. He had apparently needlessly, even recklessly, squandered some of that precious public trust that is so vital to every President.


  1. Healthy Homes: Unsafely removing lead-based paint hurts children (Guest column)

    So it's rather astounding to learn that kids are still needlessly poisoned, and that all too often the source is a person re-painting an older home without taking children's well-being into consideration.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Grand Rapids Press

  2. Four Ways The Federal Government Is Needlessly Putting Your Identity At Risk

    The headline is not hyperbolic (although I truly wish it were.) Every day two branches of the U.S. government—the executive and the legislative—are needlessly putting our identities and financial lives at risk.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Earl Ofari Hutchinson Writes Trayvon Martin E-Book; Perfect Primer for the Trial

    *Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson contends that the Trayvon Martin slaying has been firmly and indelibly embedded in America’s public mind as not just the personal tragedy of a young life needlessly lost, and the tragedy of a man who thought he was doing his duty to protect a community. It is now [...]
    on June 9, 2013     Source: EURweb


  1. US President George W. Bush, arriving Sunday for his eighth and final Group of Eight summit, emphasized the urgency of providing aid for Africa, calling on wealthy nations to provide mosquito nets and other aid to prevent children from "needlessly...
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Our goal is to transfer the success we have had in Cambodia to Ethiopia, where people are needlessly dying of tuberculosis, a curable disease, and HIV/AIDS, a treatable disease," Jolie, 33, said in a statement Saturday.
    on Dec 3, 2005 By: Angelina Jolie Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Joseph Cirincione, of the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, said the Bush administration could stand accused of having "needlessly hyped a threat for political purposes" if it's determined the radio voice was not from Iranian...
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Joseph Cirincione Source: FOXNews

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