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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. more than is needed, desired, or required;
- Example: "trying to lose excess weight"
- Example: "found some extra change lying on the dresser"
- Example: "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"
- Example: "skills made redundant by technological advance"
- Example: "sleeping in the spare room"
- Example: "supernumerary ornamentation"
- Example: "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"
- Example: "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"
- Example: "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"
- Example: "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
[syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Supererogatory \Su`per*e*rog"a*to*ry\, a. Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty or necessity; as, supererogatory services. --Howell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

supererogatory adj 1: more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "supererogatory": de trop, dispensable, excess, expendable, expletive, gratuitous, in excess, needless, nonessential, pleonastic, prolix, redundant, spare, superfluous, supernumerary, tautologic, tautologous, to spare, unasked, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded, verbose, wanton