The state or characteristic of being unnecessary.

The unavoidableness of which effects hath carried some of their Casuists into an opinion, of the unnecessariness of devotion in these holy businesses: so as one says . . . "Though it be convenient, that the Communicant should have actual devotion; yet, it is not necessary."

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  • Unnecessariness — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unnecessariness — n. superfluousness, redundancy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unnecessariness — un·necessariness …   English syllables

  • unnecessariness — “+ noun : the quality or state of being unnecessary …   Useful english dictionary

  • unnecessary — unnecessarily /un nes euh sair euh lee, nes euh ser /, adv. unnecessariness, n. /un nes euh ser ee/, adj., n., pl. unnecessaries. adj. 1. not necessary or essential; needless; unessential. n. 2. unnecessaries, things that are not necessary or… …   Universalium

  • needlessness — noun The state or characteristic of being needless. Syn: gratuitousness, unnecessariness …   Wiktionary

  • gratuitousness — noun The state or characteristic of being gratuitous. [I]t is beyond question that there are a few subtle souled persons with whom the absolute gratuitousness of an act of reparation is an inducement to perform it; while exhortation as to its… …   Wiktionary

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