superfluity

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪtɪ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌsupɚˈfluɪti/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(so̅o̅′pər flo̅o̅i tē)



Inflections of 'superfluity' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": superfluities

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
su•per•flu•i•ty  (so̅o̅′pər flo̅o̅i tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. the state of being superfluous.
  2. a superabundant or excessive amount.
  3. something superfluous, as a luxury.
  • Latin superfluitās. See superfluous, -ity
  • Old French
  • Middle English superfluite 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
superfluity /ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪtɪ/ n
  1. the condition of being superfluous
  2. a quantity or thing that is in excess of what is needed
  3. a thing that is not needed
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French superfluité, via Late Latin from Latin superfluus superfluous
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
su•per•flu•ous /sʊˈpɜrfluəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being more than is enough; too much;
    excessive:Get rid of those superfluous exclamation points.
su•per•flu•i•ty /ˌsupɚˈfluɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -flu-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
su•per•flu•ous  (sŏŏ pûrflo̅o̅ əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. being more than is sufficient or required;
    excessive.
  2. unnecessary or needless.
  3. [Obs.]possessing or spending more than enough or necessary;
    extravagant.
su•perflu•ous•ly, adv. 
su•perflu•ous•ness, n. 
  • Latin superfluus, equivalent. to super- super- + flu- (stem of fluere to flow) + -us -ous
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged extra;
      redundant.

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