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Definition 1: more than is needed, desired, or required - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where superfluous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for superfluous in the sense of this definition

(superfluous is similar to ...) not necessary

Definition 2: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where superfluous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • otiose lines in a play
  • advice is wasted words
  • a pointless remark
  • a life essentially purposeless
  • senseless violence

Synonyms for superfluous in the sense of this definition

(superfluous is similar to ...) lacking in usefulness or value

"a worthless idler"

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