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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuperfluoussu‧per‧flu‧ous /suːˈpɜːfluəs $ -ˈpɜːr-/ adjective formal  NEED#more than is needed or wanted syn unnecessary a modern building with no superfluous decorationsuperfluously adverb
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superfluousIdem, my tie, conservative enough with its narrow bands of maroon and white, but here superfluous.Loss of active swimming habits may have rendered the complex suture lines superfluous.We're cutting out superfluous layers of managers.I take issue with the view that district ethics committees are superfluous once central committees have approved a multicentre project.But the human personality of a particular body is not superfluous when we fall in love with some one whose body it is.Nature abhors the superfluous, yet is constrained to produce the seemingly extravagant.
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