Superfluous vs Rich - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between superfluous and rich

is that superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient while rich is as hell, very .

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

    rich

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions.
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“A very welcome, kind, useful present, that means to the parish. By the way, Hopkins, let this go no further. We don't want the tale running round that a rich person has arrived. Churchill, my dear fellow, we have such greedy sharks, and wolves in lamb's clothing. […]”}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17, author=(George Monbiot)
  • , volume=188, issue=23, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Money just makes the rich suffer , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]}}
  • Having a fatty, intense flavour.
  • a rich''' dish; '''rich''' cream or soup; '''rich pastry
  • * Baker
  • Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India.
  • Plentiful, abounding, abundant, fulfilling.
  • a rich''' treasury; a '''rich''' entertainment; a '''rich crop
  • * Rowe
  • If life be short, it shall be glorious; / Each minute shall be rich in some great action.
  • * Milton
  • The gorgeous East with richest hand / Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-27, volume=408, issue=8846, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Battle of the bulge , passage=For countries with rich culinary traditions that date back to the Aztecs and Incas, Mexico and Peru have developed quite a taste for modern food fashions. Mexicans quaff more fizzy drinks than any other country; Peru has the highest density of fast-food joints in the world.}}
  • Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful.
  • rich''' soil or land; a '''rich mine
  • Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly.
  • a rich''' dress; '''rich''' silk or fur; '''rich presents
  • * Milton
  • rich and various gems
  • Not faint or delicate; vivid.
  • a rich red colour
  • (informal, dated) Very amusing.
  • The scene was a rich one.
    a rich incident or character
    (Thackeray)
  • (informal) Ridiculous, absurd.
  • (computing) Elaborate]], having complex [[format, formatting, multimedia, or depth of interaction.
  • * 2002 , David Austerberry, The Technology of Video and Audio Streaming
  • A skilled multimedia developer will have no problems adding interactive video and audio into existing rich media web pages.
  • * 2003 , Patricia Cardoza, Patricia DiGiacomo, Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Some rich text email messages contain formatting information that's best viewed with Microsoft Word.
  • * 2008 , Aaron Newman, Adam Steinberg, Jeremy Thomas, Enterprise 2.0 Implementation
  • But what did matter was that the new web platform provided a rich experience.
  • Of a fuel-air mixture, having less air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; less air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.
  • Synonyms

    * (wealthy) wealthy, well off, see also

    Antonyms

    * (wealthy) poor; see also * (plentiful) needy * (computing) plain, unformatted, vanilla * (fuel-air mixture) lean

    Derived terms

    * filthy rich * get-rich-quick * hood rich * neutron-rich * nickel-rich * too rich for one's blood * rags to riches * richdom * riches * richly * rich media * richness * rich tea biscuit * rich text * strike it rich * superrich

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To enrich.
  • (Gower)