- 1a : exceeding what is sufficient or necessary : extra
1b : not needed : unnecessary
- 2 obsolete: marked by wastefulness :extravagant
I came across this word in today’s English class. It can be found in the Project #4 peer review post, “what’s superfluous?”. In this case superfluous would be meant for extra or unnecessary. In other words “what’s superfluous?”, means in the post what extra information is unnecessary so that it can be eliminated from the essay.