Superfluous vs Effusive - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between superfluous and effusive

is that superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient while effusive is gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression).

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

    effusive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression)
  • (archaic) pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing
  • * Alexander Pope
  • washed with the effusive wave
  • (of igneous rock) extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava
  • Derived terms

    * effusively * effusiveness