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superfluous

su·per·flu·ous

superfluous

 
 
pronunciation:
s puhr flu s
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being beyond a sufficient amount; excessive.
This paragraph is superfluous and could easily be eliminated.
synonyms:
excess, redundant, surplus
antonyms:
deficient
similar words:
copious, exorbitant, extra, extravagant, inordinate, overmuch
definition 2: not required; unnecessary.
synonyms:
dispensable, inessential, needless, nonessential, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded
antonyms:
essential, indispensable, necessary
similar words:
expendable, extraneous, gratuitous, irrelevant, redundant, supererogatory, waste
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derivations: superfluously (adv.), superfluousness (n.)