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superfluous

adjective uk   /suːˈpɜː.flu.əs/ us    /-ˈpɝː-/
C2 more than is needed or wanted: The report was marred by a mass of superfluous detail.
superfluity
noun [C] uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈfluː.ɪ.ti/ us    /-pɚˈfluː.ə.t̬i/ formal
The new director has said that there is a superfluity of staff in the organization, and that cuts must be made.
superfluously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
superfluousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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