Synonyms for excessɪkˈsɛs, 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, excess

    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, excess

    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, excess, overmuch

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  4. overindulgence, excess(adj)

    excessive indulgence

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

    Antonyms:
    necessary

  5. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus(adj)

    more than is needed, desired, or required

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, senseless, surplus, 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

Wiktionary

  1. excess(noun)

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  2. excess(noun)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  3. excess(noun)

    The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  4. excess(noun)

    An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  5. excess(noun)

    Spherical excess, the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

  6. excess(noun)

    A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for the first part of any claim, in exchange for a lower premium.

    Antonyms:
    deficiency

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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

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