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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - More than is needed, desired, or required; Serving no useful purpose.

Usage examples (36)
  • It seems superfluous to mention it, but don't go swimming if you've been drinking alcohol.
  • I think a good deal of what you call superfluous condolence would come under the head of superfluous criticism.
  • The superfluous is the very thing we work and long for.
  • Who better to be your writing inspiration than the man who can bring out the super in superfluous? for more
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