Superfluous vs Ductor - What's the difference?

superfluous | ductor |


As an adjective superfluous

is in excess of what is required or sufficient.

As a noun ductor is

(obsolete) one who leads.

superfluous

English

Adjective

(-)
  • In excess of what is required or sufficient.
  • With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .

    Synonyms

    * excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant

    Coordinate terms

    * gratuitous

    ductor

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) One who leads.
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)
  • (engineering, dated) A device for removing superfluous ink or colouring matter from a roller. See (doctor).
  • (Knight)
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