unnecessary; not needed or wanted: a needless waste of food.

1175–1225; Middle English nedles. See need, -less

needlessly, adverb
needlessness, noun

unessential, gratuitous, pointless, uncalled-for. Unabridged
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needless (ˈniːdlɪs)
not required or desired; unnecessary

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Example sentences
Needless to say, they have decided to hand the manufacturing over to someone
  else-a company that makes board games.
It is needless to say that such a picture will be of huge proportions.
That's my opinion, although needless to say it's not the only one out there.
The reasons for its collapse are complex, needless to say.
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