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superfluous

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Definition more than is needed, desired, or required
  • Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
  • Everyone liked the idea. The arguments I prepared to support it were superfluous.
  • superfluous = unnecessary
  • Her husband was simply a superfluous and tiresome person.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • One of the most infuriating habits of these people was their love of superfluous words, he thought.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • superfluous = more than is needed
  • I saw myself as a dead-weary pilgrim, dragging myself across the desert of the other world, laden with the many superfluous books I had written,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
  • That request seemed superfluous when I wrote it.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • superfluous = more than was needed
  • religious sentiment is superfluous.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
  • "...lovers to have ..." I relish that last phrase. Its awkwardness (the "to have" seems superfluous) gives it substance and heft.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • superfluous = more than is needed
  • He was in perfect condition, without an ounce of superfluous flesh
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • superfluous = more than is desired
  • For this reason, many things had become superfluous which, although they could not be sold, the family did not wish to discard.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • superfluous = unnecessary
  • How superfluous, how intrusive, he would be, if he were to force his way...
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
  • No mouths, no sex organs— all these were superfluous.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • superfluous = unneeded
  • Give, me superfluous death.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • superfluous = more than is needed
  • So don't waste time with superfluous questions.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
  • The entire manoeuvre proved superfluous; no one came except Lewicki, who looked in towards evening, both curious and anxious to find out how I was.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • superfluous = unnecessary (more than is needed)
  • I saw no whipping going on, but a couple of big, old Vikings were roaring away, giving mostly superfluous orders and pushing people around.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • superfluous = more than is needed
  • I have no superfluous leisure; my stay must be stolen out of other affairs;
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
  • Our basest beggars are in the poorest thing superfluous.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • superfluous = (having) more than is needed
  • He contented himself with merely drinking his coffee and letting Mrs. Grubach feel that she was superfluous.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • superfluous = unneeded
  • I do not feel that the dignity of the court will suffer if we remove a few superfluous outer garments.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
superfluous = more than is needed

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