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Superfluous meaning

superfluous - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price.
  2. 2. More than is needful; useless.

superfluous - examples of usage

  1. And not only was she at an end of her stock of caution, but it seemed suddenly altogether superfluous. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It is obvious that there is a great gain of utility if we give some of our comparatively superfluous coal in exchange for some of the abundant wine of France. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. When printed as a book by itself it is all very well that it should include the Litany and the Holy Communion in full, but why allow these superfluous pages to crowd out others that are really needed? - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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