English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'surplus'

(noun) 
Definition
a quantity or amount left over in excess of what is required
The country suffers from a surplus of lawyers.
Synonyms
excess
Avoid an excess of sugar in your diet.
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surfeit
Rationing had put an end to a surfeit of biscuits long ago.
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superabundance
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superfluity
a superfluity of five-star hotels
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
being in excess
Few people have large sums of surplus cash.
Synonyms
extra
This exercise will help you burn up any extra calories.
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spare
They don't have a lot of spare cash.
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excess
After cooking the fish, pour off any excess fat.
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remaining
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
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odd
I found an odd sock in the washing machine.
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in excess
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left over
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unused
Throw away any unused cream when it has reached the expiry date.
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superfluous
My presence at the afternoon's proceedings was superflous.
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of odd
Definition
leftover or additional
I found an odd sock in the washing machine.
in the sense of remaining
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Synonyms
in the sense of spare
Definition
extra to what is needed
They don't have a lot of spare cash.
Synonyms

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