Superfluity

  • 1 Superfluity — Su per*flu i*ty, n.; pl. {Superfluities}. [L. superfluit[ e], L. superfluitas. See {Superfluous}.] 1. A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; as, a superfluity of water; a superfluity of wealth. [1913 Webster] A quiet mediocrity is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 superfluity — index balance (amount in excess), boom (prosperity), exaggeration, plethora, redundancy, remainder (remaining part), surfeit …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 superfluity — late 14c., from O.Fr. superfluite (12c.), from M.L. superfluitas, from superfluus (see SUPERFLUOUS (Cf. superfluous)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 superfluity — *excess, surplus, surplusage, overplus Analogous words: overflowing or overflow, teeming, swarming (see TEEM): exuberance, profusion, lavishness, prodigality (see corresponding adjectives at PROFUSE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 superfluity — [so͞o΄pərflo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. superfluities [ME superfluite < OFr superfluité < L superfluitas] 1. the state or quality of being superfluous 2. a quantity or number beyond what is needed; excess; superabundance 3. something superfluous; thing …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 superfluity — [[t]su͟ːpə(r)flu͟ːɪti[/t]] superfluities N COUNT: usu N of n If there is a superfluity of something, there is more of it than is needed. [FORMAL] The city has gone from a shortage to a superfluity of five star hotels …

    English dictionary

  • 7 superfluity — su|per|flu|i|ty [ˌsu:pəˈflu:ıti US pər ] n formal a superfluity of sth a larger amount of something than is necessary …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 superfluity — noun formal a superfluity of a larger amount of something than is necessary …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 superfluity — superfluous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unnecessary, especially through being more than enough. DERIVATIVES superfluity noun (pl. superfluities) superfluously adverb. ORIGIN Latin superfluus, from fluere to flow …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 superfluity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English superfluitee, from Anglo French superfluité, from Late Latin superfluitat , superfluitas, from Latin superfluus Date: 14th century 1. a. excess, oversupply b. something unnecessary or superfluous 2.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 superfluity — /sooh peuhr flooh i tee/, n., pl. superfluities. 1. the state of being superfluous. 2. a superabundant or excessive amount. 3. something superfluous, as a luxury. [1350 1400; ME superfluite < OF < L superfluitas. See SUPERFLUOUS, ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 superfluity — noun a) The quality or state of being superfluous; in excess or overabundance. b) Something superfluous, as a luxury …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 superfluity — Synonyms and related words: abundance, acres, amenity, amplitude, bags, barrels, bedizenment, bravery, bushel, chiffon, clinquant, cloud of words, copiousness, countlessness, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, duplication, duplication of… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 superfluity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. surplus, abundance, plethora; see excess 1 , plenty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate: embarrassment, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 superfluity — su|per|flu|i|ty [ ,supər fluəti ] noun singular FORMAL a superfluous amount of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 superfluity — su·per·flu·i·ty || ‚suːpÉ™(r) flÊŠÉ™tɪ n. state or quality of being superfluous; overabundance; something which is unnecessary …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 superfluity — n. Superabundance, excess, redundance, redundancy, exuberance, surfeit, more than enough, enough and to spare …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 superfluity — n 1. excessiveness, redundancy, redundance, superfluousness; immoderacy, immoderateness, extravagance, extravagancy, exuberance, lavishness, lustiness, rankness, profuseness, profusiveness; inordinateness, Obs. inordinacy, exorbitance,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 superfluity — su·per·flu·i·ty …

    English syllables

  • 20 superfluity — UK [ˌsuːpə(r)ˈfluːətɪ] / US [ˌsupərˈfluətɪ] noun [singular] formal a superfluous amount of something …

    English dictionary