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.
The doctor, followed by Kennedy, leaped in, and lit his cylinder, while his companions threw out the superfluous ballast.
If they who believe in Strickland's greatness are right, the personal narratives of such as knew him in the flesh can hardly be superfluous. What would we not give for the reminiscences of someone who had been as intimately acquainted with El Greco as I was with Strickland?
Evgenie Pavlovitch, who went abroad at this time, intending to live a long while on the continent, being, as he often said, quite superfluous in Russia, visits his sick friend at Schneider's every few months.
During her monumentally influential years as a singer in 1960s and 1970s, Shahnaz tremendously impressed the new generation through her superfluous songs.
FOR fear of a lay-off backlash from superfluous employees, the government has decided not to privatise loss-making public-sector undertakings.
Islamabad -- Extensive undeclared spell of load shedding continued to push country into darkness despite superfluous production of electricity.
It would be 'superfluous' for the National Democratic Front (NDF) to demand for a written notice of the termination of the peace talks, a Palace official said Tuesday, reiterating that the government has given 'enough leeway' for the communists in the negotiations.
And then one pities all of us, because we're superfluous, because in Russia all who live are superfluous.
It lacked depth and appeared to be superfluous. Under the current situation, when almost all Muslim countries are faced with severe political and economical hardships, would it be possible even to coin the idea.
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.
Erol Rizaov comments for Utrinski Vesnik that the wisdom is always scarce, particularly on the Balkan, and the obstinacy is superfluous. According to Rizaov, the situation in the country is fantastic: there are rowing boats on the streets, the fields are lakes and the political leaders are pulled by world emissaries and peace-keepers to sit down at the same table and find a solution for the future of Macedonia and its citizens.
RAISING a levy on betting exchange customers would be unnecessary and a superfluous over-regulation of the online gambling industry, the judge in the exchange users levy case heard yesterday.
The government could consider cutting off welfare benefits for families in these urban areas to discourage births of blacks and cut down the supply of 'superfluous young men' who have nothing else to do in their lives but be preyed on by criminal gang leaders who give them a sense of belonging.