Abundant vs Superfluous - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between abundant and superfluous
is that abundant
is fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity; overflowing while superfluous
is in excess of what is required or sufficient.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* (obsolete) abundaunt
* (obsolete) habundaunt
* (obsolete) habundant
Fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity; overflowing.
* [W]ith their magical words they [poets] bring forth to our eyesight the abundant images and beauties of creation. — Leigh Hunt, On the Realities of Imagination
Richly supplied; wealthy; possessing in great quantity.
* Abundant in goodness and truth. — Exodus, 34:6
(mathematics) Being an abundant number, i.e. less than the sum of all of its divisors except itself. [ ]
* (richly supplied) Normally followed by the word in' or (obsolete) ' of .
* ample (see here for explanation of distinctions)
* See also
* (math) deficient
* abundant number
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