Superfluous and Unnecessary


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Superfluous adjective – Being over what is needed.
Usage example: cleared off all the superfluous stuff on his desk to make room for the new computer

Unnecessary is a synonym for superfluous in unessential topic. In some cases you can use "Unnecessary" instead an adjective "Superfluous", when it comes to topics like undue. popular alternative
Nearby Words: superfluity, superfluously
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Unnecessary adjective – Not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end.
Usage example: that large suitcase is unnecessary—we are only going to be away for a couple of days

Superfluous is a synonym for unnecessary in unessential topic. You can use "Superfluous" instead an adjective "Unnecessary", if it concerns topics such as undue, not required. popular alternative
Nearby Word: unnecessarily
Synonyms for Unnecessary

Things that words describes

addition superfluous addition unnecessary addition
character superfluous character unnecessary character
characters superfluous characters unnecessary characters
items superfluous items unnecessary items
Other nouns: bits, elements, scenes, levels.
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