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

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  1. superfluousadjective

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

  2. superfluousadjective

    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

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. Piero Ferrucci:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The job of journalist, panelist and so-called experts seems to speak together via debate & discussion so much lies seamlessly & shamelessly to convert false into truth; to divert the minds of people from main issues to superfluous or irrelevant news; to insert words of anchors & sponsors into the mouth of people to make & show it as public views and inert the minds of the population of the nation.

  5. Scott Swift:

    It's my sense that some nations view freedom of the seas as up for grabs, as something that can be taken down and redefined by domestic law or by reinterpreting international law, some nations continue to impose superfluous warnings and restrictions on freedom of the seas in their exclusive economic zones and claim territorial water rights that are inconsistent with (the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea). This trend is particularly egregious in contested waters.

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