superfluity

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noun su·per·flu·i·ty \ˌsü-pər-ˈflü-ə-tē\

Definition of superfluity

plural

superfluities

  1. 1a :  excess, oversupplyb :  something unnecessary or superfluous

  2. 2 :  immoderate and especially luxurious living, habits, or desires

Examples of superfluity in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of superfluity

Middle English superfluitee, from Anglo-French superfluité, from Late Latin superfluitat-, superfluitas, from Latin superfluus


First Known Use: 14th century


SUPERFLUITY Defined for English Language Learners

superfluity

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Definition of superfluity for English Language Learners

  • : more of something than is needed



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