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1. superfluous

adjective. ['ˈsuːpɝflˌwəs'] serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.

Synonyms

  • pointless
  • otiose
  • senseless
  • worthless
  • purposeless

Antonyms

  • take
  • enforce
  • fat
  • occupied

Etymology

  • superfluus (Latin)
  • superfluo (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word superfluous


1. Adjective
Still, spiders are far from superfluous to a given ecosystem when considered as a whole.

Quotes containing the word superfluous


1. A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

2. A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

3. Obedience, fasting, and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God's help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

2. superfluous

adjective. ['ˈsuːpɝflˌwəs'] more than is needed, desired, or required.

Synonyms

  • redundant
  • spare
  • surplus
  • excess
  • extra
  • unnecessary
  • supernumerary
  • unneeded

Antonyms

  • concise
  • ample
  • adorned
  • act

Etymology

  • superfluus (Latin)
  • superfluo (Latin)
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