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[ adjective ] more than is needed, desired, or required

Examples

"trying to lose excess weight" "found some extra change" "another book on heraldry might be thought redundant" "sleeping in the spare room" "supernumerary ornamentation" "delete superfluous words"

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

An amazing article in the Manchester_Guardian of last November , entitled `` Fate of Redundant Churches '' , states than an Archbishops ' Commission `` reported last month that in the Church_of_England alone there are 790 churches which are redundant now , or will be in 20 years ' time .

An amazing article in the Manchester_Guardian of last November , entitled `` Fate of Redundant Churches '' , states than an Archbishops ' Commission `` reported last month that in the Church_of_England alone there are 790 churches which are redundant now , or will be in 20 years ' time .

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unnecessary

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[ adjective ] use of more words than required to express an idea

Synonyms

wordy

Examples

"a wordy gossipy account of a simple incident" "a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious"

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prolix

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[ adjective ] repetition of same sense in different words

Examples

"`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions" "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological" "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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