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Synonyms for surplus
ˈsɜr plʌs, -pləssur·plus

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Wiktionary

  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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. surplus

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

    Antonyms:
    deficiency, deficit, shortcoming

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. surplusnoun

    Synonyms:
    overplus, residue, excess, surplusage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surplusnoun

    Synonyms:
    surplusage, excess, overplus, residue, remainder

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How to use surplus in a sentence?

  1. Rahul Bajoria:

    We expect the current account position to remain comfortably in a surplus. Despite recent capital outflows, we believe Malaysia's external debt position also remains serviceable.

  2. Richard Grenell:

    It is actually offensive to assume that the U.S. taxpayer must continue to pay to have 50,000-plus Americans in Germany, but the Germans get to spend their surplus on domestic programs.

  3. Genex Power:

    It enables us to store renewable energy when it's in surplus and dispatch it at times of peak demand.

  4. Junichi Ishikawa:

    China risk adds a layer of support to the yen, which already looks to appreciate this year as Japan's current account surplus grows at a faster-than-expected pace.

  5. 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.


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