Supplementary vs Superfluous - What's the difference?

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Supplementary is a related term of superfluous.


As adjectives the difference between supplementary and superfluous

is that supplementary is additional; added to supply what is wanted while superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient.

supplementary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
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    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