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

n extreme excess

embarrassment, overplus, plethora
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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