Synonyms for surplus

Synonyms for (noun) surplus

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 for (adjective) surplus

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