superfluity

(redirected from superfluities)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to superfluities: conspicuously, emphasized, addlepated

su·per·flu·i·ty

 (so͞o′pər-flo͞o′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. su·per·flu·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being superfluous.
2. Something superfluous: could do without such superfluities as a second car.
3. Overabundance; excess.

superfluity

(ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪtɪ)
n
1. the condition of being superfluous
2. a quantity or thing that is in excess of what is needed
3. a thing that is not needed
[C14: from Old French superfluité, via Late Latin from Latin superfluus superfluous]

su•per•flu•i•ty

(ˌsu pərˈflu ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being superfluous.
2. a superabundant or excessive amount.
3. something superfluous.
[1350–1400; Middle English superfluite < Old French < Latin superfluitās]

Superfluity

 of nuns: a company of nuns—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superfluity - extreme excesssuperfluity - extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
redundance, redundancy - the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"

superfluity

noun excess, surplus, surfeit, redundancy, plethora, exuberance, glut, superabundance a superfluity of five-star hotels

superfluity

noun
1. A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
2. An amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations
zbytečnost

superfluity

[ˌsuːpəˈflʊɪtɪ] Nsuperfluidad f
there is a superfluity ofhay exceso de

superfluity

nÜberfluss m; his superfluity of style, the superfluity of his stylesein verschwenderischer Stil

superfluity

[ˌsuːpəˈflʊɪtɪ] nsovrabbondanza
References in classic literature ?
This is, I think, meritorious; but to relieve our brethren only with our superfluities; to be charitable (I must use the word) rather at the expense of our coffers than ourselves; to save several families from misery rather than hang up an extraordinary picture in our houses or gratify any other idle ridiculous vanity--this seems to be only being human creatures.
Bullfrog's deficiencies and superfluities at exactly their proper value.
Do you happen, among your other superfluities, to have such a thing as a lawyer about you?"
"Gentlemen," he said, "you will admit that, when arrived at a certain degree of fortune, the superfluities of life are all that can be desired; and the ladies will allow that, after having risen to a certain eminence of position, the ideal alone can be more exalted.
I have seen a degree of sense in the modest arrangement of one homely Belgian household, that might put to shame the elegance, the superfluities, the luxuries, the strained refinements of a hundred genteel English mansions.
The narrative is also peppered with superfluities that do not add to the movement of the story.
"Treating [section] 1610(g) as an independent basis for execution also creates superfluities in other parts of the statute.
It is Irrfan Khan's hypnotic cameo which works off the sole whiff for magic for this clumsy film that indulges in superfluities more than substance.
Dispensing with the superfluities of contemporary avant-garde or autonomous experimentalism, Finch seemed concerned only with writing music that would move.
The Kawashimas also maintained that clause (i) should not be interpreted to include tax crimes because this would violate the presumption against superfluities. Under this presumption, a court is required to interpret a law in such a way that no part of the law is superfluous or inoperative.