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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   us   /-li/
superfluousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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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