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Sunday, August 01, 1999

Definitions for superfluous

  1. More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
    -- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun

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Citations for superfluous
And it's hard to realize economies of scale without shedding superfluous jobs. , Los Angeles Times
Power Grubs make a dead skunk smell like a rose by comparison. The 'Not for human consumption' warning is superfluous. , Toronto Star
Origin of superfluous
late Middle English
1400-1450
Superfluous comes ultimately from the Latin superfluus, from superfluo, superfluere, to overflow, from super-, over, above + fluo, fluere, to flow.