Synonyms of redundant
1 joblessDictionary • a redundant miner
jobless • One in four people are now jobless in inner areas like Tottenham.
unemployed • Have you been unemployed for over six months?
out of work • a town where half the men are out of work
2 superfluousDictionary • the conversion of redundant buildings to residential use
superfluous • My presence at the afternoon's proceedings was superflous.
extra • This exercise will help you burn up any extra calories.
surplus • Few people have large sums of surplus cash.
excessive • the alleged use of excessive force by police
unnecessary • The slaughter of whales is unnecessary and inhuman.
unwanted • The city plan would promote unwanted development in the suburbs.
inessential • We judged footnotes inessential to the text.
de trop (French) • I felt decidedly de trop as they talked shop in front of me.
3 tautologicalDictionary • The last couplet collapses into redundant adjectives.
wordy • His speech is full of wordy rhetoric.
repetitious • The manifesto is repetitious and poorly drafted.
verbose • When drunk, he becomes pompous and verbose.
diffuse • His writing is so diffuse that it is almost impossible to understand.
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de tropnot wanted; in the way; superfluous
• I felt decidedly de trop as they talked shop in front of me.
diffuseIf you describe something as diffuse, you mean that it is vague and difficult to understand or explain.
• His writing is so diffuse that it is almost impossible to understand.
excessiveIf you describe the amount or level of something as excessive, you disapprove of it because it is more or higher than is necessary or reasonable.
• the alleged use of excessive force by police
Thesaurus for redundant from the Collins English Thesaurus