Superfluous vs Overflowing - What's the difference?

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Superfluous is a related term of overflowing.


As an adjective superfluous

is in excess of what is required or sufficient.

As a noun overflowing is

overflow.

As a verb overflowing is

.

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

    overflowing

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • overflow
  • * 1829 , Josiah Conder, The Modern Traveler (page 205)
  • the great overflowings and recedings of the waters

    Verb

    (head)