Superfluous vs Flu - What's the difference?

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As an adjective superfluous

is in excess of what is required or sufficient.

As a noun flu is

influenza.

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

    flu

    English

    (Influenza)

    Alternative forms

    * 'flu (dated), floo (dated)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Influenza.
  • (informal) Common cold.
  • Synonyms

    * (influenza) grippe, grip

    Derived terms

    * avian flu * bird flu * blue flu * diplomatic flu * Spanish flu * stomach flu * swine flu

    See also

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