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3 definitions found
 for supererogatory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Supererogatory \Su`per*e*rog"a*to*ry\, a.
     Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty
     or necessity; as, supererogatory services. --Howell.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  supererogatory
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "supererogatory":
     de trop, dispensable, excess, expendable, expletive, gratuitous,
     in excess, needless, nonessential, pleonastic, prolix, redundant,
     spare, superfluous, supernumerary, tautologic, tautologous,
     to spare, unasked, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary,
     unneeded, verbose, wanton
  
  

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