superfluity


su·per·flu·i·ty

noun \ˌsü-pər-ˈflü-ə-tē\

: more of something than is needed

plural su·per·flu·i·ties

Full Definition of SUPERFLUITY

1
a :  excess, oversupply
b :  something unnecessary or superfluous
2
:  immoderate and especially luxurious living, habits, or desires

Examples of SUPERFLUITY

  1. <spends most of her money on designer clothes and other superfluities>
  2. <a superfluity of wire coat hangers from all of those trips to the dry cleaner>

Origin of SUPERFLUITY

Middle English superfluitee, from Anglo-French superfluité, from Late Latin superfluitat-, superfluitas, from Latin superfluus
First Known Use: 14th century

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