Complete Definition of "superfluous"

was wotd|2007|June|5
English

Etymology
From L. superfluus < superfluo#Latin|superfluō < super#Latin|super + fluo#Latin|fluō

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/suːˈpɜːflu.əs/ or /sjʊˈpɜːflu.əs/
italbrac|US IPA|/suːˈpɝːflu.əs/
audio|en-us-superfluous.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. In excess of what is required or sufficient.

#:With a full rain suit, I think carrying an umbrella is superfluous.

Synonyms
excessive, extra, extraneous, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant

Translations
trans-top|excess of what is sufficient
Czech: zbytečný m, nadbytečný m
Dutch: overtollig
Finnish: tarpeeton
French: superflu
German: überflüssig
Italian: superfluo
trans-mid
Latin: supervacuus m, supervacua f, supervacuum n
Japanese: 冗長な (jōchō na)
Portuguese: supérfluo m
Russian: лишний (líšnij)
Spanish: superfluo m
Swedish: överflödig
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de:superfluous
fr:superfluous
io:superfluous
hu:superfluous
pl:superfluous
te:superfluous
vi:superfluous
zh:superfluous

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