superfluous Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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superfluousadjective

 us   /sʊˈpɜr·flu·əs/
more than is needed; extra and not necessary: Our new mayor plans to eliminate superfluous programs. Much of the school day is wasted on superfluous activities.
Translations of “superfluous”
in Arabic غَير ضَروري…
in Korean 과잉의…
in Malaysian terlalu banyak…
in French superflu…
in Turkish gereksiz, lüzumsuz, yersiz…
in Italian superfluo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過多的,多餘的,過剩的…
in Russian излишний, чрезмерный…
in Polish zbyteczny…
in Vietnamese thừa, không cần thiết…
in Spanish superfluo…
in Portuguese supérfluo, desnecessário…
in Thai มากเกินไป…
in German überflüssig…
in Catalan superflu…
in Japanese 必要以上の, 余分な…
in Indonesian berlimpah-limpah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过多的,多余的,过剩的…
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