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    excess

    excess - Dictionary definition and meaning for word excess

    Definition
    (noun) a quantity much larger than is needed
    Synonyms : nimiety , surplus , surplusage
    Definition
    (noun) immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits Definition
    (noun) the state of being more than full
    Synonyms : overabundance , surfeit
    Definition
    (noun) excessive indulgence
    Synonyms : overindulgence
    Example Sentence
    • the child was spoiled by overindulgence
    Definition
    (adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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