- Performed or observed beyond the required or expected degree.
- Superfluous; unnecessary
First Known Use: 1526]
Annie’s hand was steady as she drew delicate lines over the cake’s side and made flowers along the edge. One by one, she added silver edible beads that sparkled under the kitchen lights. The cake topper was carefully placed last. It looked crooked so she adjusted it.
She tried again. And again. And again. Each time, unsatisfied.
A glance at the clock said there was time. She had been wise to get an early start. Her supererogatory attention to detail always hindered her. And she needed this job.
After today, she would be famous.