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redundant

re·dun·dant

redundant

 
 
pronunciation:
rih duhn dnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unnecessarily repetitive.
To say that someone is "extremely ecstatic" seems redundant in that "ecstatic" already includes the idea of extremeness.
synonyms:
excessive, repetitious, superfluous
antonyms:
concise
similar words:
circumlocutory, diffuse, excess, immoderate, inessential, long-winded, needless, overmuch, pleonastic, prolix, surplus, tautological, unnecessary, verbose, wordy
definition 2: excessive or superfluous.
The report was cluttered with redundant detail.
similar words:
superfluous, verbose
definition 3: (chiefly British) of an employee, having lost one's job as a result of an employer's lack of need; laid-off.
Many workers were made redundant after the company's loss of a major contract.
derivation: redundantly (adv.)