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1. excess

adjective. ['ˈɛkˌsɛs, ɪkˈsɛs'] more than is needed, desired, or required.

Synonyms

  • redundant
  • spare
  • surplus
  • extra
  • superfluous
  • unnecessary
  • supernumerary
  • unneeded

Antonyms

  • decency
  • providence
  • disembarrassment
  • concise

Etymology

  • exces (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • excessus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Excess

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

Sentences with excess


1. Adjective
Once you have scored the panel, bend the piece back and forth until the excess breaks off.

Quotes about excess


1. If music be the food of love, play on,Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.
- William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

2. We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
- Jonathan Sacks

3. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
- William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

2. excess

noun. ['ˈɛkˌsɛs, ɪkˈsɛs'] a quantity much larger than is needed.

Synonyms

  • superabundance
  • overmuch
  • surplus
  • overabundance
  • surplusage
  • nimiety

Antonyms

  • valuable
  • essential
  • scarcity
  • little

Etymology

  • exces (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • excessus (Latin)

3. excess

noun. ['ˈɛkˌsɛs, ɪkˈsɛs'] immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits.

Synonyms

  • outrageousness
  • extravagance
  • embarrassment
  • inordinateness
  • overplus
  • immoderation
  • extravagancy
  • plethora
  • exorbitance
  • superfluity
  • immoderateness

Antonyms

  • fat
  • occupied
  • natural object
  • subtractive

Etymology

  • exces (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • excessus (Latin)

4. excess

noun. ['ˈɛkˌsɛs, ɪkˈsɛs'] the state of being more than full.

Synonyms

  • overabundance
  • surfeit

Antonyms

  • unpermissiveness
  • discipline
  • nonindulgent

Etymology

  • exces (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • excessus (Latin)

5. excess

noun. ['ˈɛkˌsɛs, ɪkˈsɛs'] excessive indulgence.

Synonyms

  • indulgence
  • overindulgence
  • humoring
  • pampering

Antonyms

  • adorned
  • act
  • take
  • enforce

Etymology

  • exces (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • excessus (Latin)
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