[ 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.

Origin of superfluity

1350–1400; Middle English superfluite < Old French < Latin superfluitās. See superfluous, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superfluity


/ (ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪtɪ) /


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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