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synonyms for superfluous

  • excessive
  • expendable
  • gratuitous
  • redundant
  • unneeded
  • useless
  • abounding
  • de trop
  • dispensable
  • excess
  • exorbitant
  • extravagant
  • extreme
  • in excess
  • inessential
  • inordinate
  • lavish
  • leftover
  • needless
  • nonessential
  • overflowing
  • overmuch
  • pleonastic
  • profuse
  • remaining
  • residuary
  • spare
  • superabundant
  • supererogatory
  • superfluent
  • supernumerary
  • surplus
  • unasked
  • uncalled-for
  • unrequired
  • unwanted
See also synonyms for: superfluousness

antonyms for superfluous

MOST RELEVANT
  • reasonable
  • useful
  • important
  • necessary
  • needed
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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.
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So if you don’t like superfluous side stories and characters, there’s less to love here.
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“But sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary,” he wrote.
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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.
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In a speech from the Senate floor, he drew attention to taxpayer-funded research that he presented as unnecessary and superfluous.
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In her 2009 novel, “Best Friends Forever,” for instance, Weiner powerfully described how her heroine, Addie Downs, gradually inched out of her cocoon of loneliness and superfluous weight.
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The draft genome for another member of the Rafflesiaceae family that they recently published in Current Biology is full of surprises, showing how far parasites can go in shedding superfluous genes and acquiring useful new ones from their hosts.
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Republicans said that the funding already allocated through last year’s relief bills was sufficient, and that sending more money to state and local governments was superfluous.
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Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.
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It is perhaps somewhat superfluous to say that the Russian Government at once adopted these balloons for war purposes.
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WORDS RELATED TO SUPERFLUOUS

  • disposable
  • excessive
  • expendable
  • minor
  • needless
  • nonessential
  • removable
  • superfluous
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • unnecessary
  • unrequired
  • useless
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