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 for needless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Needless \Nee"dless\, a.
     1. Having no need. [Obs.]
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              Weeping into the needless stream.     --Shak.
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     2. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite; as, needless
        labor; needless expenses.
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     3. Without sufficient cause; groundless; causeless. "Needless
        jealousy." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] -- Need"less*ly, adv. --
        Need"less*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was
             burned with needless loss of life" [syn: gratuitous,
             needless, uncalled-for]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "needless":
     de trop, dispensable, excess, excessive, expendable, expletive,
     gratuitous, in excess, inessential, naturally, nonessential,
     obviously, pleonastic, prolix, redundant, spare, supererogatory,
     superfluous, tautologic, tautological, tautologous, to spare,
     uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded, unrequired,
     unwanted, useless, verbose

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