superfluous

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From Latin superfluus (superfluous), from superfluō (overflow), from super (above,more than, over) + fluō (flow). Compare mellifluous and fluid, also from Latin. Literally corresponds to overflow, which is from Germanic, rather than Latin.

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superfluous (not comparable)

  1. In excess of what is required or sufficient.
    With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous.

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