Examples of superfluity in a Sentence
spends most of her money on designer clothes and other superfluities
a superfluity of wire coat hangers from all of those trips to the dry cleaner
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Origin and Etymology of superfluity
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsamenity, comfort, extra, frill, indulgence, luxury
Antonymsbasic, essential, fundamental, must, necessity, requirement
Related Wordsextravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), bells and whistles, option
Near Antonymsdearth, lack, scarcity, want
SUPERFLUITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of superfluity for English Language Learners
: more of something than is needed
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