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Synonyms for excess
ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛsex·cess

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  1. excessnoun


  2. excessnoun

    More than is normal, necessary or specified


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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excess

    Excess is more than enough of anything, and, since this in very many cases indicates a lack either of judgment or of self-control, the word is used frequently in an unfavorable sense. Careless expenditure in excess of income is extravagance; we may have also extravagance of language, professions, etc. As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others. Overplus and superabundance denote in the main a satisfactory, and superfluity an undesirable, excess; lavishness and profusion, a generous, bountiful, or amiable excess; as, a profusion of fair hair; lavishness of hospitality. Surplus is neutral, having none of the unfavorable meaning that often attaches to excess; a surplus is that which remains over after all demands are met. Redundance or redundancy refers chiefly to literary style, denoting an excess of words or matter. Excess in the moral sense is expressed by dissipation, prodigality, intemperance, etc.

    dissipation, exorbitance, extravagance, intemperance, lavishness, overplus, prodigality, profusion, redundance, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surplus, waste, wastefulness

    dearth, defect, deficiency, destitution, economy, failure, frugality, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, need, poverty, scantiness, shortcoming, want

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excess

    advance, increase, abundance, redundancy, superfluity, extravagance, surplus, debauchery, intemperance

    deficiency, failure, shortcoming, insufficiency, temperance, sobriety

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimietynoun

    a quantity much larger than is needed

    surplusage, overabundance, inordinateness, excessiveness, surfeit, surplus, nimiety, overindulgence


  2. excess, excessiveness, inordinatenessnoun

    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

    surplusage, overabundance, inordinateness, excessiveness, surfeit, surplus, nimiety, overindulgence


  3. surfeit, excess, overabundancenoun

    the state of being more than full

    surfeit, surplusage, overabundance, overmuchness, inordinateness, glut, excessiveness, oversupply, repletion, surplus, nimiety, superabundance, overindulgence, overmuch


  4. overindulgence, excessadjective

    excessive indulgence

    "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

    surplusage, overabundance, inordinateness, excessiveness, surfeit, surplus, nimiety, overindulgence


  5. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusadjective

    more than is needed, desired, or required

    "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

    superfluous, senseless, surplus, unembellished, supererogatory, scanty, spare, otiose, wasted, pleonastic, unornamented, extra, free, plain, redundant, supernumerary, purposeless, additional, tautological, special, tautologic, trim, bare(a), bare, pointless


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. excessnoun

    superfluity, redundance, redundancy, superabundance

  2. excessnoun

    surplus, overplus, remainder

  3. excessnoun

    intemperance, dissipation, debauchery

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How to use excess in a sentence?

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

  2. Robert Glatter:

    Consuming excess amounts of caffeine can lead to heart arrhythmias, elevated blood pressure and may actually increase your risk of dehydration. In the long run, choosing a low fat snack with fiber and protein is a healthier option than adding a scoop of protein to your coffee.

  3. Katja Koto:

    Also cabin crew have increased incidence of skin cancer but there is no UV-exposure in the cabin, these facts might support the idea that pilots and cabin crew are exposed to excess amount of UV on their free time, which causes the excesses of their skin cancer.

  4. Pedro Alsonso:

    Our estimates are that depending on the level of service disruption (due to COVID-19) ... there could be an excess of malaria deaths of somewhere between 20,000 and 100,000 in sub-Saharan Africa, most of them in young children, it’s very likely that excess malaria mortality is larger than the direct COVID mortality.

  5. Tony Nunan:

    To replace Iranian oil it makes sense to go for a sour grade such as Mars and Green Canyon. The problem is these grades are also needed in the U.S. and it is the very light sweet grades that are in excess.

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