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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.
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