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Synonyms for superfluous
sʊˈpɜr flu əssu·per·flu·ous

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  1. superfluousadjective

    Synonyms:
    extravagant, surplus, supernumerary, extraneous, pleonastic, unnecessary, extra, excessive

  2. superfluousadjective

    in excess of what is required or sufficient

    With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous.

    Synonyms:
    extravagant, extra, surplus, extraneous, unnecessary, excessive, supernumerary, pleonastic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wastedadjective

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

    Synonyms:
    spare, gaunt, work-shy, supernumerary, diminished, unpointed, lazy, slothful, emaciated, pinched, surplus, cadaverous, faineant, ineffectual, futile, mindless, witless, supererogatory, excess, redundant, nitwitted, wasted, insensible, haggard, senseless, purposeless, unavailing, reasonless, skeletal, pointless, atrophied, soft-witted, indolent, otiose, extra, bony, squandered

    Antonyms:
    valuable, necessary

  2. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusadjective

    more than is needed, desired, or required

    "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

    Synonyms:
    senseless, surplus, unembellished, supererogatory, scanty, spare, otiose, wasted, pleonastic, unornamented, extra, free, plain, redundant, supernumerary, excess, purposeless, additional, tautological, special, tautologic, trim, bare(a), bare, pointless

    Antonyms:
    valuable, necessary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. superfluousadjective

    Synonyms:
    excessive, superabundant, redundant, exuberant, unnecessary, needless, useless, expletive, more than enough

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. superfluousadjective

    Synonyms:
    superabundant, redundant, excessive, supernumerary

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How to use superfluous in a sentence?

  1. Miguel de Unamuno:

    When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -- in which case all comment is superfluous -- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.

  2. Piero Ferrucci:

    Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.

  3. Ingrid Bergmen:

    A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.

  4. Francesco Giavazzi:

    If everyone gets cut by 10 percent then everyone grumbles but you meet less resistance than if you say this precise department is badly run or superfluous and needs to close.

  5. Adam Kushner:

    This is not superfluous, nor a lazy architects idyll, i think it's as important as the automobile was in changing the design of cities or how the printing press altered communication.


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