The definition of superfluous is something that is more than needed or unnecessary.(adjective)
An example of superfluous is a buying a stuffed animal for a child who already has too many stuffed animals.
See superfluous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L superfluus < superfluere, to overflow: see super- & fluctuate
See superfluous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French superflueux
Origin: , from Latin superfluus
Origin: , from superfluere, to overflow
Origin: : super-, super-
Origin: + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
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