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Meaning & Definition of Excess in English

English

Excess

/ɛksɛs/

noun

1. A quantity much larger than is needed

    synonym:
  • excess
  • ,
  • surplus
  • ,
  • surplusage
  • ,
  • nimiety

2. Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

    synonym:
  • excess
  • ,
  • excessiveness
  • ,
  • inordinateness

3. The state of being more than full

    synonym:
  • surfeit
  • ,
  • excess
  • ,
  • overabundance

4. Excessive indulgence

  • "The child was spoiled by overindulgence"
    synonym:
  • overindulgence
  • ,
  • excess

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • excess
  • ,
  • extra
  • ,
  • redundant
  • ,
  • spare
  • ,
  • supererogatory
  • ,
  • superfluous
  • ,
  • supernumerary
  • ,
  • surplus

Examples of using

I do not oblige you to an excess payment.
Don't drink to excess.
You can't take any excess baggage on the plane.