What are some alternative words for superfluous?

Synonyms for superfluous
sʊˈpɜr flu əs

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term superfluous.

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "superfluous":

    unnecessary, redundant, pointless, needless, supernumerary, useless, dispensable, extraneous

How to pronounce superfluous?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say superfluous in sign language?

  1. superfluous

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#42free
#273special
#585additional
#1378extra
#1642external
#3226plain
#4133excess
#4833casual
#5998trim
#6173spare
#6959bare
#7783surplus
#7868subsidiary
#8094excessive
#8668supplemental
#9125lazy
#9462unnecessary
#10226useless
#11733accidental
#12423redundant
#12442wasted
#12548transient
#13621incidental
#16784outward
#17350needless
#17621skeletal
#17833diminished
#18270pointless
#18688mindless
#19703superficial
#26975futile
#31681haggard
#34015extravagant
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#36762extraneous
#37914superimposed
#40094bony
#44272extrinsic
#45025pinched
#49528gaunt
#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. Piero Ferrucci:

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

  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. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    The superfluous is very necessary.

  4. Heather Wilson:

    It has been a privilege to serve alongside our Airmen over the past two years and I am proud of the progress that we have made restoring our nation's defense. We have improved the readiness of Air Force ; we have cut years out of acquisition schedules and gotten better prices through competition ; we have repealed hundreds of superfluous regulations ; and we have strengthened our ability to deter and dominate in space, i very much appreciate the opportunity to have served. I remain a strong advocate for our nation's defense and an Airman for life.

  5. 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.


Translations for superfluous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for superfluous »

Translation

Find a translation for the superfluous synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of superfluous

  1. superfluous
    superfluous
    superfluous
    superfluous
    superfluous

Discuss these superfluous synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "superfluous." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 24 Feb. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/superfluous>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for superfluous?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which is a not synonymous of the others ?
    • A. proper
    • B. unique
    • C. synonymous
    • D. original

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for superfluous:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.