Other forms: superfluities

A superfluity is an excess or abundance. When you encounter superfluity, there's too much of something.

When something is superfluous, it's unnecessary or redundant: there's already enough of it. Likewise, superfluity is too much of something. If your friend is a shopoholic and spends all of her time at the mall, you probably encounter superfluity in her closet — since she has more clothes than she will ever wear. The Latin root word is superfluus, which is used figuratively to mean "unnecessary," but is literally "overflowing."

Definitions of superfluity
  1. noun
    extreme excess
    synonyms: embarrassment, overplus, plethora
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    redundance, redundancy
    the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    deadwood, fifth wheel
    someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
    type of:
    excess, excessiveness, inordinateness
    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
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