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1. [s] 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
2. [s] serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
1. [a] unnecessary
2. [a] unneeded
3. [a] worthless
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