Supererogation is a term used to describe actions that are beyond what is required or expected. Its antonyms, on the other hand, refer to actions that are within what is required or expected. Some antonyms of supererogation include adequacy, sufficiency, competency, and suitability, among others. These terms suggest that when one performs an action, they do the bare minimum expected of them. While supererogation is often viewed as a positive trait, it can also be seen as a waste of energy, resources, and time, as it goes beyond what is needed to achieve a goal or meet a requirement. By contrast, antonyms for supererogation focus more on practicality and efficiency in actions and decisions.
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- estimate, guess, subtract.