And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.
He says they are unneeded, and he would shift two to other circuits with a higher caseload and eliminate the third.
It's irresponsible and unneeded: preserving the Bush tax cuts will be tax relief achievement enough.
Mrs. Methven had been deeply touched by her son's all unneeded apology for leaving her.
There is not one will dare to question me, Sir, and your caution is unneeded.
There are no social conditions; there are no unneeded legal restrictions.
Latent psi-power, dormant and unused and unneeded and uninteresting for aeons.
And Smoke sank down beside her, a wan sneer on his face for the automatism that had made him struggle for an unneeded fire.
"Your reproaches are unneeded," she replied, slowly and wearily.
The monographs called for above would, then, be a not unneeded work.
Old English nied (West Saxon), ned (Mercian) "necessity, compulsion, duty; hardship, distress; errand, business," originally "violence, force," from Proto-Germanic *nauthis (cf. Old Saxon nod, Old Norse nauðr, Old Frisian ned, Middle Dutch, Dutch nood, Old High German not, German Not, Gothic nauþs "need"), probably cognate with Old Prussian nautin "need," and perhaps with Old Church Slavonic nazda, Russian nuzda, Polish nędza "misery, distress," from PIE *nau- "death, to be exhausted" (see narwhal).
The more common Old English word for "need, necessity, want" was ðearf, but they were connected via a notion of "trouble, pain," and the two formed a compound, niedðearf "need, necessity, compulsion, thing needed." Nied also might have been influenced by Old English neod "desire, longing," which often was spelled the same. Common in Old English compounds, e.g. niedfaru "compulsory journey," a euphemism for "death;" niedhæmed "rape," the second element being an Old English word meaning "sexual intercourse;" niedling "slave." Meaning "extreme poverty, destitution" is from c.1200.
Old English neodian "be necessary, be required (for some purpose); require, have need of," from the same root as need (n.). Meaning "to be under obligation (to do something)" is from late 14c. Related: Needed; needing. The adjectival phrase need-to-know is attested from 1952. Dismissive phrase who needs it?, popular from c.1960, is a translated Yiddishism.