What part of speech is “superfluous”

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unnecessary or inappropriate in the given circumstances.

in order to use the word as an adjective, it must be followed by a noun in order for it to make sense. This word is typically used to refer to the excess or surplus of something.

1. The large, ornate fountain outside was deemed superfluous by the mayor.

2. Making two trips to buy groceries was deemed superfluous by the shopper.

3. I felt the extra measure of security was superfluous given the situation.

it is important to note that the word superfluous is often used negatively, as it is typically referring to something superfluous being seen as unnecessary as opposed to something being deemed necessary.

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