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excess

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of excess




excess

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of excess

  1. 1 the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed <a new television season with an excess of sitcoms featuring wisecracking teenagers> Synonyms bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus, surplusage Related Words abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstock Near Antonyms dearth, lack, scarcity, want Antonyms deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply

  2. 2 a propensity for extremes in one's actions, beliefs, or habits <the wretched excess that is so often found in the world of show business> Synonyms excessiveness, exorbitance, immoderacy, immoderation, insobriety, intemperance, intemperateness, nimiety Related Words extravagance, prodigality; extremism, irrationality, radicalism, unreasonableness Antonyms moderateness, moderation, temperance, temperateness




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