Superfluous vs Fluent - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between superfluous and fluent
is that superfluous
is in excess of what is required or sufficient while fluent
is that flows; flowing, liquid.
In excess of what is required or sufficient.
- With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .
* excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant
That flows; flowing, liquid.
- fluent handwriting
(linguistics) Able to speak a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
- For time is a fleeting thing, and which appeareth as in a shadow, with the matter ever gliding, alwaies fluent , without ever being stable or permanent.
In casual use, “fluency” refers to language proficiency'' broadly, while in narrow use it refers to speaking a language ''flowingly, rather than haltingly.