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Synonyms for surplus
ˈsɜr plʌs, -pləssur·plus

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Wiktionary2.7 / 3 votes

  1. surplusnoun

    Antonyms:
    lack, deficit

  2. surplusnoun

    Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.

    Antonyms:
    deficit, lack

  3. surplusnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficit, lack

  4. surplusnoun

    Antonyms:
    deficit, lack

  5. surplusnoun

    Antonyms:
    lack, deficit

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. surplus

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. surplus

    Synonyms:
    redundancy, remainder, rest, overplus, residue, excess, balance

    Antonyms:
    deficiency, deficit, shortcoming

Princeton's WordNet2.8 / 4 votes

  1. excess, surplus, surplusage, nimietyadjective

    a quantity much larger than is needed

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. surplusnoun

    Synonyms:
    overplus, residue, excess, surplusage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. surplusnoun

    Synonyms:
    surplusage, excess, overplus, residue, remainder

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#1963balance
#1980waste
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#16133redundancy
#18270pointless
#25972dissipation
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#36306glut
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#56214profusion
#59392extravagance
#67164scanty
#78032overproduction
#84997overage
#93481oversupply
#112127intemperance
#118122supernumerary
#121363overabundance
#121700surfeit
#148311purposeless
#156902tautological
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#208689overindulgence
#217114superfluity
#243467wastefulness
#260290superabundance
#272458surplusage
#283617excessiveness
#284758prodigality
#316834lavishness

How to use surplus in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Harrison:

    While a Treasury surplus is not the greatest evil, it is a serious evil. Our revenue should be ample...

  2. Youcef Yousfi:

    We will continue our efforts through dialogue with OPEC and non-OPEC producers to remove a surplus estimated at 2 million barrels per day, we may hold an emergency meeting before June.

  3. Xiao Fu:

    The key might be in the second half, when we see whether the Chinese property cycle recovers modestly or if it continues to slump. That will be a key determinant in terms of how big the copper surplus will be, overall, I think that China restocking trends can be quite powerful and many market participants may be under-pricing that scenario.

  4. Andrew Carnegie:

    Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

  5. Duane Bratt:

    The symbolism of being able to campaign on a surplus is very important to the Conservatives, which is why they may go (to the polls) before October, there may be a sweet spot in the fiscal year where they can say they have a surplus that may not exist in the rest of the year.


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