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  • adj.superfluous
  • adj.wanton

synonyms for supererogatory

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How to use supererogatory in a sentence

Those arguments are not necessary, they are all supererogatory, like idle words.
THE CHALICE OF COURAGECYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
This: Do be good to us by a supererogatory virtue and write to us.
THE LETTERS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, VOLUME IIELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
John Bull has suffered more for their sake, more than even the supererogatory cullibility of his disposition is able to bear.
ANIMA POETSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
That design was secured with a care and finish which in many instances might seem altogether supererogatory.
ON THE OLD ROAD VOL. 1 (OF 2)JOHN RUSKIN
To speak panegyrically of his prowess, is supererogatory; as his bravery has been the theme of history and of song.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONVARIOUS
But we at the same time perceive benevolent design, because we perceive gratuitous and supererogatory enjoyment bestowed.
THE FALLEN STAR; AND, A DISSERTATION ON THE ORIGIN OF EVILE. L. BULWER; AND, LORD BROUGHAM
What supererogatory marks of special hospitality did the host show his guest?
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
Where merits are equal, the supererogatory decides the contest.
JAVA, FACTS AND FANCIESAUGUSTA DE WIT
Apropos of this 'supererogatory and adscititious' prohibition.
THE KNICKERBOCKER, VOL. 10, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1837VARIOUS
It would, after this, be supererogatory to say he was popular with such a people as his neighbors and constituents.
THE MEMORIES OF FIFTY YEARSWILLIAM H. SPARKS
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WORDS RELATED TO SUPEREROGATORY

  • assumed
  • baseless
  • bottomless
  • causeless
  • groundless
  • indefensible
  • inessential
  • needless
  • reasonless
  • supererogatory
  • superfluous
  • uncalled-for
  • unessential
  • unfounded
  • unjustified
  • unmerited
  • unprovoked
  • unsupportable
  • unwarranted
  • wanton
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