from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being beyond what is required or sufficient.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In excess of what is required or sufficient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- More than is wanted or sufficient; unnecessary from being in excess of what is needed; excessive; redundant; needless: as, a composition abounding with superfluous words.
- Supplied with superfluities; having somewhat beyond necessaries.
- Doing more than what is called for; supererogatory.
- In music, of intervals, augmented.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
- adj. more than is needed, desired, or required
I think a good deal of what you call superfluous condolence would come under the head of superfluous criticism.
But an interpretation of the Necessary and Proper Clause that gives Congress virtually unlimited power and renders most of the rest of Article I superfluous is surely “improper” if anything is.
If he wishes to assert a dual common source (both God and Q) then that's his prerogative but I would cite this as superfluous from a scriptural perspective.
"Not really an option" is your position, meaning a discussion of historical evidence is "superfluous from a scriptural perspective".
God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty. '
Those who are not bored are merely lost in superfluous activity: fashion, lifestyle, TV, drink, drugs, technology, et cetera – the usual things we use to pass the time.
Who better to be your writing inspiration than the man who can bring out the super in superfluous?
Tweaking them is superfluous from the standpoint of mother nature.
The argument misses that it is not the way the words are read that renders the phrase superfluous but simply changing technology.
The superfluous is the very thing we work and long for.
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