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superfluous Saltos de línea: su|per¦flu|ous
Pronunciación: /suːˈpəːflʊəs/

Definición de superfluous en inglés:


Unnecessary, especially through being more than enough: the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Unnecessary, superfluous comments waste time and try the patience of participants.
  • The use of weapons which cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering is similarly prohibited.
  • Z was always thought to be a superfluous, unnecessary letter.
surplus, redundant, unneeded, not required, excess, extra, spare, to spare, remaining, unused, left over;
useless, unproductive, undue, in excess, surplus to requirements;
unnecessary, needless, unneeded, inessential, pointless, redundant, uncalled for, unwarranted, unjustified, gratuitous


Pronunciación: /suːˈpəːflʊəsli/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • She scrupulously avoids over-enthusiasm, or superfluously imaginative ‘reconstructions’, and in sticking firmly and respectfully to what is known, leaves scrutiny of Johnson's character to the reader's discretion.
  • Then, superfluously, he adds: ‘But I never go to parties.’
  • ‘I've always been rather dramatic,’ she says, a touch superfluously.
Pronunciación: /suːˈpəːflʊəsnəs/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • This was not an ordinary injustice. It was an extraordinary injustice. The premise of terrorism is the sheer superfluousness of human life. This premise is inconsistent with civilized living anywhere.
  • Speaking of which, it also contains moments of brilliant superfluousness: ‘It was very dark inside the fish,’ the second paragraph enigmatically begins.
  • In England, alongside the ethos of the middle class, an aristocratic attitude was very much alive, disdaining usefulness and regarding superfluousness as the mark of the lady and gentleman.


Late Middle English: from Latin superfluus, from super- 'over' + fluere 'to flow'.

  • affluent from Late Middle English:

    From Latin affluere ‘flow towards’, affluent was originally used to describe water either flowing towards a place or flowing freely without any restriction. It later came to mean ‘abundant’ and then ‘wealthy’, a meaning which dates from the mid 18th century. Related words, all based on Latin fluere ‘to flow’ are fluent (late 16th century) and fluid (Late Middle English); flume (Middle English) originally a stream; flux (Late Middle English) a state of flowing; effluent (Late Middle English) something that flows out; and superfluous (Late Middle English) ‘overflowing’.

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