superfluous


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Synonyms for superfluous

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being more than is needed, desired, or appropriate

Synonyms for superfluous

serving no useful purpose

more than is needed, desired, or required

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This is a precaution founded on such clear principles, and now so well understood in the United States, that it would be more than superfluous to enlarge on it.
Whether or not they will be given a formal letter of termination, to me, that would be superfluous.
And then one pities all of us, because we're superfluous, because in Russia all who live are superfluous.
If not, then he should stop writing such superfluous articles aim of which is to gain popularity only.
It is said that with such modifications, the administration will get rid of the superfluous staff and at the same time the equitable representation of Albanians will increase.
The only difference was that the population he sought to limit was Palestinians in Gaza to prevent "economically superfluous young men'' from joining radical groups.
While we know that in the past some of our readers have used this column to annotate the printed reference sources used to compile the list, the easy availability of the online version as well as other online resources make the publication of this data superfluous.
A partial dietary diversity score (PDDS) was also calculated by excluding the 3 categories of foods that could be considered superfluous (sweets, sweetened tea and fats).
THERE are a number of superfluous expressions which have found their way into common usage.
But will someone tell him that he doesn't need to be superfluous to get it done, and just use his brain.
The working fluid then drains from the panel and back into the holding tank bringing with it the unwanted superfluous material.
IN response to D Michell's letter about superfluous comparisons (Voice of the North, August 24): indeed comparisons are not superfluous.
The reason I ask is that the track made an equipment purchase last month that might, not to put too fine a point on it, be judged to be superfluous to requirements.
We don't want to see someone with big hair wittering on about superfluous nonsense and crossing the line between entertaining and irritating.
I'd thus far known the actress only for her entirely superfluous performance in The Family Stone (she was the pregnant sister whose sole purpose was to fill out the dinner table), but in the new romantic comedy Puccini for Beginners she's a delight--though, on paper, she really shouldn't be.