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noun as in surplus

noun as in overabundance

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Example Sentences

But the apparent superfluity of some of these details can be unsteadying.

To place wit above sense is to place superfluity above utility.

The table was pretty good, too, with the exception of a few Dutch dishes, and a superfluity of onions.

I suppose that really this was all that was demanded of Alf and Frank—a trifling, unexpected superfluity once in a while.

“Put in as much as you like at first, and afterwards efface the superfluity,” is a bit of advice that comes from Corot himself.

Did it not describe a superfluity of worship that exceeded what was either enjoined or fitting?


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to superfluity, such as: abundance, excess, overabundance, overplus, plenty, and plethora.

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