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Synonyms for excess
ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛk sɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety(noun)

    a quantity much larger than is needed

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  2. excess, excessiveness, inordinateness(noun)

    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, overabundance(noun)

    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, excess(adj)

    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, surplus(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. excess(noun)

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  2. excess(noun)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  3. excess(noun)

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  4. excess(noun)

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  5. excess(noun)

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  6. excess(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. excess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    superfluity, redundance, redundancy, superabundance

  2. excess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    surplus, overplus, remainder

  3. excess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intemperance, dissipation, debauchery

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. excess(n)

    Synonyms:
    superabundance, superfluity, redundancy, redundance, overplus, surplus, surplusage, residue, remainder exuberance, rampancy, overdoing, exorbitance, immoderation, debauchery, dissoluteness, intemperance, immoderation

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#51973exceedance
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#93481oversupply
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#121700surfeit
#148311purposeless
#156902tautological
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#217114superfluity
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#272458surplusage
#283617excessiveness
#284758prodigality
#316834lavishness

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