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 for redundant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redundant \Re*dun"dant\ (-dant), a. [L. redundans, -antis, p.
     pr. of redundare: cf. F. redondant. See Redound.]
     1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant;
        exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do
              not increase fat so much as flesh.    --Arbuthnot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful;
        pleonastic.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs
              to be retrenched.                     --I. Watts.
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     Syn: Superfluous; superabundant; excessive; exuberant;
          overflowing; plentiful; copious.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  redundant
      adj 1: 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 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" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare,
             supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary,
             surplus]
      2: repetition of same sense in different words; "`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 [syn: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic,
         tautological]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "redundant":
     abundant, battological, circumlocutory, copious, de trop, diffuse,
     diffusive, dispensable, duplicative, echoic, echoing, effusive,
     excess, excessive, expendable, expletive, extra, extravagant,
     exuberant, fecund, formless, gratuitous, gushing, gushy, imitative,
     in excess, inessential, iterative, long-winded, needless,
     nonessential, overflowing, parrotlike, pleonastic, prodigal,
     productive, profuse, profusive, prolific, prolix, recapitulative,
     reduplicative, reechoing, reiterant, reiterative, repeating,
     repetitional, repetitionary, repetitious, repetitive, roundabout,
     spare, superabundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary,
     surplus, tautologic, tautological, tautologous, teeming, to spare,
     uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted,
     verbose, windy, wordy
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  REDUNDANT, adj.  Superfluous; needless; _de trop_.
  
      The Sultan said:  "There's evidence abundant
      To prove this unbelieving dog redundant."
      To whom the Grand Vizier, with mien impressive,
      Replied:  "His head, at least, appears excessive."
                                                         Habeeb Suleiman
  
      Mr. Debs is a redundant citizen.
                                                      Theodore Roosevelt
  

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