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Synonyms for excess
ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛsex·cess

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Wiktionary

  1. excessnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  2. excessnoun

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  3. excessnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  4. excessnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  5. excessnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  6. excessnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excess

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

    Antonyms:
    deficiency, failure, shortcoming, insufficiency, temperance, sobriety

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimietynoun

    a quantity much larger than is needed

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  2. excess, excessiveness, inordinatenessnoun

    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  3. surfeit, excess, overabundancenoun

    the state of being more than full

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  4. overindulgence, excessadjective

    excessive indulgence

    "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. excessnoun

    Synonyms:
    superfluity, redundance, redundancy, superabundance

  2. excessnoun

    Synonyms:
    surplus, overplus, remainder

  3. excessnoun

    Synonyms:
    intemperance, dissipation, debauchery

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#1837advance
#1980waste
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#3226plain
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#4133excess
#5998trim
#6173spare
#6959bare
#7783surplus
#8094excessive
#10239abundance
#10655exceeding
#11109overstock
#12423redundant
#12442wasted
#16133redundancy
#18270pointless
#25972dissipation
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#36306glut
#39250surpluses
#51973exceedance
#56214profusion
#59390debauchery
#59392extravagance
#67164scanty
#93481oversupply
#112127intemperance
#118122supernumerary
#121363overabundance
#121700surfeit
#148311purposeless
#156902tautological
#194411overmuch
#208689overindulgence
#210951repletion
#217114superfluity
#243467wastefulness
#260290superabundance
#272458surplusage
#283617excessiveness
#284758prodigality
#316834lavishness

How to use excess in a sentence?

  1. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

  2. Jeffrey Rosenberg:

    While monetary policy alone cannot, in our assessment, address the fundamental issues underlying today's credit cycle -excess capacity in the commodity sectors - the possibility of easing the pressure of a stronger dollar on weakening commodity prices and shrinking liquidity may for a short time relieve some of the negative sentiment that our longer-run outlook reflects.

  3. Daniel Lackland:

    Given the excess risks, it is critical for African-Americans to manage risk factors – in particular high blood pressure.

  4. Tamara Duker Freuman:

    But there's this popular idea that if you feel bloated or have a lot of gas, that you are over-represented by the' bad' disease-causing bacteria and have too little of the' good' bacteria... and that there is some sort of imbalance causing you to have excess gas or discomfort or constipation.

  5. Richard Hofstadter:

    If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea.


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