Definitions for excess

Definitions for (noun) excess

Main entry: overindulgence, excess

Definition: excessive indulgence

Usage: the child was spoiled by overindulgence

Main entry: inordinateness, excess, excessiveness

Definition: immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

Main entry: surplus, surplusage, nimiety, excess

Definition: a quantity much larger than is needed

Main entry: excess, overabundance, surfeit

Definition: the state of being more than full

Definitions for (adj) excess

Main entry: supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, excess, extra, spare, redundant

Definition: more than is needed, desired, or required

Usage: 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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