Needless vs Needlessness - What's the difference?

needless | needlessness |


As an adjective needless

is not needed; unnecessary.

As a noun needlessness is

the state or characteristic of being needless.

needless

English

Alternative forms

* needles (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not needed; unnecessary.
  • This new project of yours will only be a needless expense.

    Derived terms

    * needless to say

    Anagrams

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    needlessness

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • the state or characteristic of being needless
  • Synonyms

    * gratuitousness, unnecessariness, unnecessity