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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. Hampshire Kasich:

    You know what, I've got as much a right as anybody in the Republican Party to define what conservatism means, i was the governor of Ohio that took an $ 8 billion hole and produced a surplus. We've cut taxes more than anybody in the country, and they're wondering about my conservatism ? Maybe I should wonder about theirs.

  2. Jim Ritterbusch:

    Today's close didn't alter our opinion of a potentially bearish gasoline market that will be forced to recognize a sizable supply surplus when seasonal tendencies begin to reverse in a few weeks, but, for now, technical signals across the complex favor higher prices and we would continue to caution against any attempts to pick a top.

  3. Peruvian President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski:

    Our energy system, for example, has a surplus and we're looking for markets for our electricity, including northern Chile which has an (energy) deficit.

  4. Jeff Kilrea:

    There's a surplus of capital providers out there, and some of them are pushing the boundaries of the leveraged lending guidelines.

  5. The IEA:

    This surplus crude provides some relief, with OPEC's spare production buffer stretched thin as Saudi Arabia - which holds the lion's share of excess capacity - and its Gulf neighbours pump at near record rates, the shock absorber provided by oil stocks is no longer restricted to just crude. As refineries ran flat out to meet soaring demand for gasoline in top consumers the United States and China, distillate inventories ballooned as a consequence.

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