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su·per·flu·ous

 (so͝o-pûr′flo͞o-əs)
adj.
Being beyond what is required or sufficient.

[Middle English, from Old French superflueux, from Latin superfluus, from superfluere, to overflow : super-, super- + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

su·per′flu·ous·ly adv.
su·per′flu·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: superfluous, excess, extra, supernumerary, surplus
These adjectives mean being more than is needed, desired, required, or appropriate: delete superfluous words; trying to lose excess weight; found some extra change on the dresser; supernumerary ornamentation; distributed surplus food to the needy.

superfluous

(suːˈpɜːflʊəs)
adj
1. exceeding what is sufficient or required
2. not necessary or relevant; uncalled-for
3. obsolete extravagant in expenditure or oversupplied with possessions
[C15: from Latin superfluus overflowing, from super- + fluere to flow]
suˈperfluously adv
suˈperfluousness n

su•per•flu•ous

(sʊˈpɜr flu əs)

adj.
1. being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
2. unnecessary or needless.
3. Obs. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.
[1400–50; < Latin superfluus=super- super- + -fluus, derivative of fluere to flow; see -ous]
su•per′flu•ous•ly, adv.
su•per′flu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superfluous - serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
2.superfluous - 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"
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary

superfluous

superfluous

adjective
Being more than is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations
زائِد
nadbytečnýpřebytečnýzbytečný
overflødig
tarpeetonylenpalttinenylitsevuotavainen
ofaukinn
lieksnevajadzīgs
överflödig

superfluous

[sʊˈpɜːflʊəs] ADJsuperfluo
superfluous detailsdetalles superfluos
to be superfluous [comment, detail, explanation] → ser superfluo, sobrar; [object, person] → sobrar
further comment was superfluoustodo otro comentario era superfluo, sobraba decir nada más
maps were superfluous with Eddie aroundcuando estaba Eddie, sobraban los mapas
my presence was superfluousmi presencia estaba de más
he felt rather superfluousse sentía bastante de más

superfluous

[suːˈpɜːrflʊəs] adjsuperflu(e)

superfluous

adjüberflüssig; styleverschwenderisch; it is superfluous to say …es ist überflüssig, zu sagen

superfluous

[suˈpɜːflʊəs] adjsuperfluo/a
he felt rather superfluous → si sentì di troppo

superfluous

(suˈpəːfluəs) adjective
extra; beyond what is needed or wanted.
References in classic literature ?
He was rather vexed at the non-arrival of the old prince, whom he liked more and more the more he saw of him, and also at the arrival of this Vassenka Veslovsky, a quite uncongenial and superfluous person.
But as time went on he led a more and more austere life, refusing everything superfluous, and finally he accepted nothing but rye-bread once a week.
But it is superfluous to try, by the standard of theory, a part of the Constitution which is allowed on all hands to be the result, not of theory, but "of a spirit of amity, and that mutual deference and concession which the peculiarity of our political situation rendered indispensable.
The doctor, followed by Kennedy, leaped in, and lit his cylinder, while his companions threw out the superfluous ballast.
Nevertheless, if any one should ask of me how comes it that the Church has attained such greatness in temporal power, seeing that from Alexander backwards the Italian potentates (not only those who have been called potentates, but every baron and lord, though the smallest) have valued the temporal power very slightly--yet now a king of France trembles before it, and it has been able to drive him from Italy, and to ruin the Venetians--although this may be very manifest, it does not appear to me superfluous to recall it in some measure to memory.
After Prince Andrew, Boris came up to ask Natasha for dance, and then the aide-de-camp who had opened the ball, and several other young men, so that, flushed and happy, and passing on her superfluous partners to Sonya, she did not cease dancing all the evening.
It is probable that this and other superfluous incidents disappeared after the Alexandrian arrangement of the poems in the Cycle, either as the result of some later recension, or merely through disuse.
The Art of Sight Recognition, being no longer needed, was no longer practised; and the studies of Geometry, Statics, Kinetics, and other kindred subjects, came soon to be considered superfluous, and fell into disrespect and neglect even at our University.
He never took one step too many, and always went to his destination by the shortest cut; he made no superfluous gestures, and was never seen to be moved or agitated.
As they had been discussing a score of personal matters only half-an-hour before, the introductory style seemed a little superfluous.
If they who believe in Strickland's greatness are right, the personal narratives of such as knew him in the flesh can hardly be superfluous.
Evgenie Pavlovitch, who went abroad at this time, intending to live a long while on the continent, being, as he often said, quite superfluous in Russia, visits his sick friend at Schneider's every few months.