Superfluous

Pronunciation: [ soo-pur-floo-uhs ]


Definition: adjective

being more than is sufficient or required; excessive

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Latin superfluus, from super- ‘over’ + fluere ‘to flow’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • excessive

  • expendable

  • gratuitous

  • redundant

  • unneeded

  • useless

Antonyms:

  • reasonable

  • useful

  • important

  • necessary

  • needed

Example: Sally's spending was superfluous over the holiday season.

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