Superfluous vs Plentiful - What's the difference?

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Superfluous is a related term of plentiful.


As adjectives the difference between superfluous and plentiful

is that superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient while plentiful is existing in large number or ample amount.

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

    plentiful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * plentifull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Existing in large number or ample amount.
  • a plentiful harvest
    a plentiful supply of water
    She accumulated a plentiful collection of books.
  • Yielding abundance; fruitful.
  • Some years, the tree is a plentiful source of apples.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • If it be a long winter, it is commonly a more plentiful year.
  • (obsolete) lavish; profuse; prodigal
  • * Francis Bacon
  • He that is plentiful in expenses will hardly be preserved from decay.

    Synonyms

    * See also