superfluity

[soo-per-floo-i-tee]
noun, plural superfluities.
1.
the state of being superfluous.
2.
a superabundant or excessive amount.
3.
something superfluous, as a luxury.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English superfluite < Old French < Latin superfluitās. See superfluous, -ity

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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 superfluussuperfluous]

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Example sentences
What they could have bought with a little of their superfluity will not be for sale at any price once the strong decide to take.
Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
Simplicity is welcome as long as the point is to avoid superfluity.
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  example of superfluity.
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