superfluous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “superfluous” in the English Dictionary

"superfluous" in British English

See all translations

superfluousadjective

uk   /suːˈpɜː.flu.əs/  us   /-ˈpɝː-/
C2 more than is ​needed or ​wanted: The ​report was ​marred by a ​mass of superfluous ​detail.
superfluity
noun [C] uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈfluː.ɪ.ti/  us   /-pɚˈfluː.ə.t̬i/ formal
The new ​director has said that there is a superfluity ofstaff in the ​organization, and that ​cuts must be made.
superfluously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
superfluousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of superfluous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"superfluous" in American English

See all translations

superfluousadjective

 us   /sʊˈpɜr·flu·əs/
more than is ​needed; ​extra and not ​necessary: Our new ​mayorplans to ​eliminate superfluous ​programs. Much of the ​schoolday is ​wasted on superfluous ​activities.
(Definition of superfluous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “superfluous”
in Korean 과잉의…
in Arabic غَير ضَروري…
in Malaysian terlalu banyak…
in French superflu…
in Russian излишний, чрезмерный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過多的,多餘的,過剩的…
in Italian superfluo…
in Turkish gereksiz, lüzumsuz, yersiz…
in Polish zbyteczny…
in Spanish superfluo…
in Vietnamese thừa, không cần thiết…
in Portuguese supérfluo, desnecessário…
in Thai มากเกินไป…
in German überflüssig…
in Catalan superflu…
in Japanese 必要以上の, 余分な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过多的,多余的,过剩的…
in Indonesian berlimpah-limpah…
What is the pronunciation of superfluous?