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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Superfluity  \Su`per*flu"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Superfluities}.  [L. 
  superfluit['e],  L.  superfluitas  See  {Superfluous}.] 
  1.  A  greater  quantity  than  is  wanted  superabundance;  as  a 
  superfluity  of  water;  a  superfluity  of  wealth. 
  A  quiet  mediocrity  is  still  to  be  preferred  before  a 
  troubled  superfluity.  --Suckling. 
  2.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  superfluous;  excess.  ``By  a 
  superfluity  abominable.''  --Chaucer. 
  3.  Something  beyond  what  is  needed;  something  which  serves 
  for  show  or  luxury. 
  Syn:  Superabundance;  excess;  redundancy. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  extreme  excess;  "an  embarrassment  of  riches"  [syn:  {nimiety}, 
  {overplus},  {plethora},  {embarrassment}] 

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