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For these picks, we weeded out the superfluous choices and pared down the selections to include options that we would wear all day, every day.

So if you don’t like superfluous side stories and characters, there’s less to love here.

“But sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary,” he wrote.

Mostly you don’t need to align, most folks taking part are superfluous and as accidental team-building exercises they are incredibly expensive in terms of human-hours.

In a speech from the Senate floor, he drew attention to taxpayer-funded research that he presented as unnecessary and superfluous.

Which raises the question: If the idea of the gloriously superfluous disappears from nature, how does it take root in the mind?

(If Nel is to answer his own questions, the presence of the witness would seem superfluous).

Mysteriously, however, no one can describe how it works better—it appears to have redundant and even superfluous parts.

Borges adds: “He remarked that for a man so equipped, actual travel was superfluous.”

The device of reconstructing internal dialogues sometimes feels a bit forced or superfluous.

Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.

It is perhaps somewhat superfluous to say that the Russian Government at once adopted these balloons for war purposes.

If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.

Having thus divined the origin of the hero, I feel that any further indication of his character would be almost superfluous.

Though the memorandum is quite superfluous, it will often put me in mind of the creator.


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On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to superfluous, such as: excessive, expendable, gratuitous, redundant, unneeded, and useless.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.