superfluity

[ soo-per-floo-i-tee ]
/ ˌsu pərˈflu ɪ ti /

noun, plural su·per·flu·i·ties.

the state of being superfluous.
a superabundant or excessive amount.
something superfluous, as a luxury.

Nearby words

  1. superficies,
  2. superfine,
  3. superfix,
  4. superfluid,
  5. superfluidity,
  6. superfluous,
  7. superfly,
  8. superfood,
  9. superfortress,
  10. superfund

Origin of superfluity

1350–1400; Middle English superfluite < Old French < Latin superfluitās. See superfluous, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for superfluity

superfluity

/ (ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪtɪ) /

noun

the condition of being superfluous
a quantity or thing that is in excess of what is needed
a thing that is not needed

Word Origin for superfluity

C14: from Old French superfluité, via Late Latin from Latin superfluus superfluous

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Word Origin and History for superfluity

superfluity

n.

late 14c., from Old French superfluite (12c.), from Medieval Latin superfluitas, from superfluus (see superfluous).

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