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superfluous
used in Catch-22

2 uses
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Definition
more than is needed, desired, or required
  • 'And a very good idea it was, too,' retorted Colonel Korn, 'since it eliminated that superfluous major that's been giving you such an awful black eye as an administrator.
    Chapter 11 — Captain Black (69% in)
  • A superfluous major on his rolls meant an untidy table of organization and gave ammunition to the men at Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters who Colonel Cathcart was positive were his enemies and rivals.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (32% in)

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