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superfluous

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