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English adjective: supernumerary

1. supernumerary more than is needed, desired, or required


SamplesTrying 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.


Synonymsexcess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, surplus


Similarunnecessary, unneeded


Antonymsnecessary


English noun: supernumerary

1. supernumerary (person) a person serving no apparent function


SamplesReducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

2. supernumerary (person) a minor actor in crowd scenes


Synonymsextra, spear carrier


Broader (hypernym)actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian









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