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Meaning & Definition of Superfluous in English

English

Superfluous

/supərflwəs/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • otiose
  • ,
  • pointless
  • ,
  • purposeless
  • ,
  • senseless
  • ,
  • superfluous
  • ,
  • wasted

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • excess
  • ,
  • extra
  • ,
  • redundant
  • ,
  • spare
  • ,
  • supererogatory
  • ,
  • superfluous
  • ,
  • supernumerary
  • ,
  • surplus

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The quotation marks are superfluous.