Definition of supernumerary:
tautological, free, senseless, trim, special, spear carrier, extra, duplicate, surplus, spare, tautologic, unnecessary, supererogatory, too, exaggerated, otiose, further, superfluous, unneeded, additional, pleonastic, extreme, unembellished, together with something, in addition, unornamented, effusive, plain, as well, purposeless, pointless, also, redundant, excess, besides, bare, wasted, supplementary, scanty.
She was not especially fickle by nature, but she discovered that a first- class cadet, particularly if he was an officer and had black feathers in his full- dress hat, was far more attractive to think of than a supernumerary second lieutenant assigned to duty in some Western garrison.- "Captain Jinks, Hero", Ernest Crosby.
The space before dinner was happily but brief, and then, as last lady, she came in as a supernumerary on the other arm of Grace's cavalier, and taking the only vacant chair, found herself between a squire and Captain Keith, who had duly been bestowed on Emily Grey.- "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.
- "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.