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superfluous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word superfluous

(adj) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
Example Sentence
  • otiose lines in a play
  • advice is wasted words
  • a pointless remark
  • a life essentially purposeless
  • senseless violence

(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for superfluous

divide it as super+flow.. when there is large(super) flow of water, it becomes EXCESSIVE / OVERABUNDANCE of water..
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by kvsharat

sounds like surplus - you have more than you need when there is a surplus of it
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by teh_1993

super flow of water in the jar;why?because it is excess n more than required in the jar
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by laaptu

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