superfluous

[ soo-pur-floo-uhs ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

being more than is sufficient or required; excessive

Origin + Etymology

from Latin superfluus, from super- ‘over’ + fluere ‘to flow’

Synonyms

  • excessive
  • expendable
  • gratuitous
  • redundant
  • unneeded
  • useless

Antonyms

  • reasonable
  • useful
  • important
  • necessary
  • needed

Example

Sally's spending was superfluous over the holiday season.

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