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Meaning of SUPERFLUOUS

Pronunciation:  sû'purfloous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
 

SUPERFLUOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: excess, extra, otiose, pointless, redundant, spare, supererogatory, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, unneeded, wasted, worthless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su*per"flu*ous\, a. [L. superfluus overflowing;
super over, above + fluere to flow. See {Super-}, and
{Fluent}.]
More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by
superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a
superfluous price. --Shak.

      An authority which makes all further argument or
      illustration superfluous.                --E. Everett.

{Superfluous interval} (Mus.), an interval that exceeds a
   major or perfect interval by a semitone.

Syn: Unnecessary; useless; exuberant; excessive; redundant;
     needless. -- {Su*per"flu*ous*ly}, adv. --
     {Su*per"flu*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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