Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

More than is needed; needless.

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Usage examples "superfluous":

  1. This young man has left prints upon the stair- carpet which made it quite superfluous for me to ask to see those which he had made in the room. - "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  2. These books are so well known that further comment seems superfluous. - "The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories", W. H. H. Murray.
  3. My investigations went no further; but, encouraged in my rescue work by spasmodic gestures on the part of the patient, and forbearance on the part of the dog, I removed several superfluous layers of wool. - "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.