1. [syn: overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Superfluity \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches" [syn:
overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "superfluity":
abundance, acres, amenity, amplitude, bags, barrels, bedizenment,
bravery, bushel, chiffon, clinquant, cloud of words, copiousness,
countlessness, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, duplication,
duplication of effort, effusion, effusiveness, embellishment,
excess, expletive, extravagance, exuberance, fat, featherbedding,
fecundity, fertility, festoons, filling, finery, flood, fluency,
folderol, foofaraw, formlessness, frill, frilliness, frilling,
frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, fuss, gaiety,
gaudery, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, glut, gush, gushing, load,
logorrhea, luxury, macrology, mass, mountain, much, multitude,
needlessness, numerousness, ocean, oceans, ornamentation, outpour,
overabundance, overadornment, overage, overflow, overflowing,
overkill, overlap, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, padding,
palilogy, paste, payroll padding, peck, pinchbeck, plenitude,
plenty, pleonasm, plethora, prodigality, productivity, profuseness,
profusion, prolificacy, prolificity, prolixity, quantities,
quantity, rampancy, rankness, redundance, redundancy, reiteration,
reiterativeness, repetition for effect, repetitiveness, sea, spate,
superabundance, superfluousness, superflux, supersaturation,
surfeit, surplus, surplusage, swarming, talkativeness, tautology,
teeming, teemingness, tinsel, tirade, tons, trappings, trickery,
trumpery, unnecessariness, verbosity, volume, world, worlds