Superfluity

Su`per*flu"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Superfluities (#).
[L. superfluit, L. superfluitas. See Superfluous.] 1. A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; as, a superfluity of water; a superfluity of wealth.
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A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity.
Suckling.
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2. The state or quality of being superfluous; excess. "By a superfluity abominable." Chaucer.
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3. Something beyond what is needed; something which serves for show or luxury.
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Syn. -- Superabundance; excess; redundancy.
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