superfluousness

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These Associations demonstrate the superfluousness of trade in a differently organized society.

But she enjoyed the consciousness of knowing more than he did; she even forgave him his superfluousness.

What superfluousness, indeed, could there be in intelligence, unless its conceptions resemble imperfect productions?

Sister Maria Joseph, recognising with trembling her superfluousness, withdrew.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (earlier superflue, late 14c.), from Latin superfluus "unnecessary," literally "overflowing," from superfluere "to overflow," from super "over" (see super-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).

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