The device of reconstructing internal dialogues sometimes feels a bit forced or superfluous.
Borges adds: “He remarked that for a man so equipped, actual travel was superfluous.”
Just two weeks ago, the experts were saying the Seoul summit would be superfluous as there was nothing left to decide.
The present is superfluous: everything has already been ordained.
Going broke working off the books, Nabil listened to a friend who told him that in Afghanistan, papers were superfluous.
If so it is pressed home and the superfluous slip is removed.
Of course, under the circumstances a personal encounter is superfluous.
It would be superfluous to speak of Miss Tree's merit in these characters.
They both felt instinctively that greetings were superfluous.
To linger over this strange method of feeding is superfluous after what I have said about the Anthrax.
unnecessary; uncalled-for; wasteful
Latin super- + fluere 'to flow'