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 excess excess

noun

  • () a quantity much larger than is needed  ( nimiety, surplusage, excess, surplus )
    a quantity much larger than is needed
  • () immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits  ( excessiveness, inordinateness, excess )
    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
  • excessive indulgence  ( excess, overindulgence )
    excessive indulgence
     the child was spoiled by overindulgence
    the child was spoiled by overindulgence
  • the state of being more than full  ( excess, overabundance, surfeit )
    the state of being more than full
  • adj

  • () more than is needed, desired, or required  ( supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, spare, redundant, excess, extra, surplus )
    more than is needed, desired, or required
     trying to lose excess weight
    trying to lose excess weight
     found some extra change lying on the dresser
    found some extra change lying on the dresser
     yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
     skills made redundant by technological advance
    skills made redundant by technological advance
     sleeping in the spare room
    sleeping in the spare room
     supernumerary ornamentation
    supernumerary ornamentation
     it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    it was supererogatory of her to gloat
     delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
     extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
     surplus cheese distributed to the needy
    surplus cheese distributed to the needy