What are some alternative words for superfluous?

Synonyms for superfluous
sʊˈpɜr flu əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted(adj)

    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, surplus(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. superfluous(adjective)

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

  2. superfluous(adjective)

    in excess of what is required or sufficient

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. superfluous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. superfluous(a)

    Synonyms:
    superabundant, redundant, excessive, supernumerary

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12442wasted
#12548transient
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#16784outward
#17350needless
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#18688mindless
#19703superficial
#26975futile
#31681haggard
#34015extravagant
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#36762extraneous
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#40094bony
#44272extrinsic
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#52578unconnected
#54883squandered
#61666ineffectual
#67164scanty
#71442fortuitous
#80300indolent
#89296emaciated
#101823witless
#102330insensible
#109464unavailing
#113717dispensable
#114767slothful
#118122supernumerary
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#156902tautological
#194565cadaverous

How to use superfluous in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Commander Admiral Scott Swift:

    Even now, ships and aircraft operating nearby these features, in accordance with international law are subject to superfluous warnings that threaten routine and commercial operations.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Eugene Botkin:

    I am making a last attempt at writing a real letter -- at least from here -- although that qualification, I believe, is utterly superfluous. I do not think that I was fated at any time to write to anyone from anywhere.


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