Synonyms of excess
1 surfeitDictionary • Avoid an excess of sugar in your diet.
surfeit • Rationing had put an end to a surfeit of biscuits long ago.
surplus • Germany suffers from a surplus of teachers.
overflow • Tents have been set up next to hospitals to handle the overflow.
overload • An overload of stress can hold you back in your career.
plethora • A plethora of books have been written on the subject.
glut • There's a glut of agricultural products in Western Europe.
overabundance • Dairy farmers produce an overabundance of milk, keeping prices down.
superfluity • a superfluity of five-star hotels
2 overindulgenceDictionary • He had led a life of excess.
overindulgence • His condition is the natural consequence of a lifetime's overindulgence.
extravagance • the ridiculous extravagance of his claims
profligacy • The country's main problem is fiscal profligacy.
debauchery • The police were called to quell scenes of violence and debauchery.
dissipation • Her face was a revelation of age and dissipation.
indulgence • Sadly, constant indulgence can be a costly affair.
spareDictionary • After cooking the fish, pour off any excess fat.
spare • They don't have a lot of spare cash.
remaining • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
extra • This exercise will help you burn up any extra calories.
additional • The US is sending additional troops to the region.
surplus • Few people have large sums of surplus cash.
unwanted • Community purchases of unwanted beef create a new beef mountain.
redundant • the conversion of redundant buildings to residential use
residual • residual radiation from nuclear weapons
leftover • Leftover chicken makes a wonderful salad.
superfluous • My presence at the afternoon's proceedings was superflous.
PHRASE:▷ in excess of
PROVERBS:Too many cooks spoil the broth
You can have too much of a good thing
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additionalAdditional things are extra things apart from the ones already present.
• The US is sending additional troops to the region.
debaucheryYou use debauchery to refer to the drinking of alcohol or to sexual activity if you disapprove of it or regard it as excessive.
• The police were called to quell scenes of violence and debauchery.
dissipationIf someone leads a dissipated life, you can also say that they lead a life of dissipation.
• Her face was a revelation of age and dissipation.
Thesaurus for excess from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or act of going beyond normal, sufficient, or permitted limits
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