English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'redundant'

(adjective) 
Definition
deprived of one's job because it is no longer necessary or sufficiently profitable
a redundant miner
Synonyms
jobless
One in four people are now jobless in inner areas like Tottenham.
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dismissed
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sacked
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unemployed
Have you been unemployed for over six months?
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laid off
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out of work
a town where half the residents are out of work
(adjective) 
Definition
surplus to requirements
the conversion of redundant buildings to residential use
Synonyms
superfluous
My presence at the afternoon's proceedings was superflous.
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extra
This exercise will help you burn up any extra calories.
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surplus
Few people have large sums of surplus cash.
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excessive
The length of the prison sentence was excessive considering the nature of the crime.
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unnecessary
The slaughter of whales is unnecessary and inhuman.
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unwanted
The city plan would promote unwanted development in the suburbs.
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inessential
We judged footnotes inessential to the text.
, ,
de trop (French)
I felt decidedly de trop as they talked shop in front of me.
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supererogatory
Opposites
(adjective) 
The last couplet collapses into redundant adjectives.
Synonyms
,
wordy
His speech is full of wordy rhetoric.
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repetitious
The manifesto is repetitious and poorly drafted.
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verbose
When drunk, he becomes pompous and verbose.
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padded
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diffuse
His writing is so diffuse that it is almost impossible to understand.
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iterative
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of de trop
Definition
unwanted or unwelcome
I felt decidedly de trop as they talked shop in front of me.
in the sense of diffuse
Definition
lacking conciseness
His writing is so diffuse that it is almost impossible to understand.
Synonyms
waffling (informal),
maundering,
diffusive,
circumlocutory
in the sense of excessive
The length of the prison sentence was excessive considering the nature of the crime.

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