Definition of Superfluous

1. Adjective. Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being. "Senseless violence"




2. Adjective. More than is needed, desired, or required. "Surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

Definition of Superfluous

1. a. More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price.

Definition of Superfluous

1. Adjective. in excess of what is required or sufficient ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superfluous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superfluous

superflies
superflip
superflirt
superflirts
superflow
superflows
superflu
superfluence
superfluid
superfluidities
superfluidity
superfluids
superfluities
superfluity
superfluorescence
superfluous (current term)
superfluously
superfluousness
superflux
superfluxes
superfly
superfoetation
superfoetations
superfold
superfolds
superfoliation
superfoliations
superfood
superfoods
superformidable

Literary usage of Superfluous

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1. The Bookman (1910)
"superfluous Details. In a big general way every modern writer with even an ... superfluous characters, superfluous episodes, superfluous description are all ..."

2. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"superfluous Sound-distinctions This is connected with another common-sense ... Hence it becomes superfluous to mark the length ^ in naught, which finally ..."

3. The Law of Mines, Quarries, and Minerals by Robert Forster MacSwinney (1907)
"The same principles apply to land retained by a railway company, and to land sold as superfluous.4 The purchaser of superfluous lands has no greater rights ..."

4. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Can there be anything superfluous in the worship of the true God ? R. There are two ways in which a thing may be called superfluous. ..."

5. The Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for by Lewis Madison Terman (1916)
"Binet tells us that he often encountered the criticism that intelligence tests are superfluous, and that in going to so much trouble to devise his measuring ..."

6. The Masquerade and Other Poems by John Godfrey Saxe (1866)
"THE superfluous MAN. ... female birtha is as 21 to 20: accordingly, in respect to marriage, every 21st man Is naturally superfluous—TREATISE ON POPULATION. ..."

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