Synonyms for superfluous
sʊˈpɜr flu əssu·per·flu·ous
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in excess of what is required or sufficient
With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
congenital, essential, immanent, inborn, inbred, indispensable, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inhering, innate, inseparable, internal, intrinsic, inwrought, native, natural, subjective
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"
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
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"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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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.
Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.
A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.
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.
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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- غير Arabic
- superfluCatalan, Valencian
- zbytečný, nadbytečnýCzech
- ylenpalttinen, liiallinen, ylitsevuotavainen, tarpeetonFinnish
- supervacāneus, superforāneus, supervacuus, superfluusLatin
- overtollig, overvloedig, overdadigDutch
- overflødigNorwegian Nynorsk
- nadmierny, zbyteczny, niepotrzebnyPolish
- superfluă, superfluu, de prisosRomanian
- лишний, излишнийRussian
- suvišan, сувишанSerbo-Croatian
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