superfluous

[soo-pur-floo-uhs]
adjective
1.
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
2.
unnecessary or needless.
3.
Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin superfluus, equivalent to super- super- + flu- (stem of fluere to flow) + -us -ous

superfluously, adverb
superfluousness, noun
unsuperfluous, adjective
unsuperfluously, adverb
unsuperfluousness, noun


1. extra; redundant.
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superfluous (suːˈpɜːflʊəs)
 
adj
1.  exceeding what is sufficient or required
2.  not necessary or relevant; uncalled-for
3.  obsolete extravagant in expenditure or oversupplied with possessions
 
[C15: from Latin superfluus overflowing, from super- + fluere to flow]
 
su'perfluously
 
adv
 
su'perfluousness
 
n

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Main Entry:  superfluous1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  more than enough; overabundant; extra
Etymology:  Latin super- + fluere 'to flow'
Main Entry:  superfluous2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  unnecessary; uncalled-for; wasteful
Etymology:  Latin super- + fluere 'to flow'
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superfluous
c.1380 (superflue), from L. superfluus "unnecessary," lit. "overflowing," from superfluere "to overflow," from super "over" (see super-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).
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Example sentences
If people think the extra meeting is superfluous or unclear on its purpose,
  they can raise their objections for all to hear.
He may have felt any extra knowledge was superfluous.
Asking about the story played out in the game is a bit superfluous.
Indeed, so potent is their self-organization that it threatens to render
  superfluous the employer and the state.
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