Su`per*flu"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Superfluities (#). [L. superfluit'e, L. superfluitas. See Superfluous.]

1.

A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; as, a superfluity of water; a superfluity of wealth.

A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity. Suckling.

2.

The state or quality of being superfluous; excess.

"By a superfluity abominable."

Chaucer.

3.

Something beyond what is needed; something which serves for show or luxury.

Syn. -- Superabundance; excess; redundancy.

 

© Webster 1913.

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