supernumerousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From supernumerous +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

supernumerousness (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The quality of being supernumerous.
    • 1899, Frank Charles Smith, ‎Lucien Brock Proctor, ‎Heman Gerald Chapin, The American Lawyer - Volume 7, page 16:
      To make it more explicit and to clear away all doubts as to the purport of my suggestion, permit me to emphasize that those who have charge of our public affairs should meet the greater part of the obligation, since they by their supernumerousness and their mountain high salaries are expelling millions from the income of the Government, while the private citizen is steadily keeping in mind the biblical declaration that "It is better to give than to take."