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English Dictionary: superfluous by the DICT Development Group
2 results for superfluous
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
superfluous
adj
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Superfluous \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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