Synonyms for excess

Synonyms for (noun) excess

Synonyms: overindulgence, excess

Definition: excessive indulgence

Usage: the child was spoiled by overindulgence

Similar words: indulgence, indulging, humoring, pampering

Definition: the act of indulging or gratifying a desire


Synonyms: inordinateness, excess, excessiveness

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

Similar words: immoderateness, immoderation

Definition: the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation


Synonyms: surplus, surplusage, nimiety, excess

Definition: a quantity much larger than is needed

Similar words: overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance

Definition: a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

Usage: four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy; we received an inundation of email


Synonyms: excess, overabundance, surfeit

Definition: the state of being more than full

Similar words: fullness

Definition: the condition of being filled to capacity

Synonyms for (adjective) excess

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unnecessary, unneeded

Definition: not necessary