Su·per·flu·ous a. More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price.
An authority which makes all further argument or illustration superfluous. --E. Everett.
Superfluous interval Mus., an interval that exceeds a major or perfect interval by a semitone.
Syn: -- Unnecessary; useless; exuberant; excessive; redundant; needless.
-- Su*per*flu*ous*ly, adv. -- Su*per*flu*ous*ness, n.
adj 1: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being;
"otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
[syn: otiose, pointless, wasted]
2: more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose
excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the
dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought
redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological
advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary
ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat";
"delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs
as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus
cheese distributed to the needy" [syn: excess, extra,
redundant, spare, supererogatory, supernumerary, surplus]