Synonyms for redundant

Synonyms for (adjective) redundant

Synonyms: redundant, pleonastic, tautologic, tautological

Definition: repetition of same sense in different words

Usage: `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

Similar words: prolix

Definition: tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

Usage: editing a prolix manuscript; a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know


Synonyms: supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, excess, extra, spare, redundant

Definition: more than is needed, desired, or required

Usage: 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

Similar words: unnecessary, unneeded

Definition: not necessary