1. surplus

noun. ['ˈsɝːpləs'] a quantity much larger than is needed.


  • superabundance
  • overmuch
  • excess
  • overabundance
  • surplusage
  • nimiety


  • enforce
  • fat
  • occupied
  • moderation


  • surplus (French)
  • plus (French)

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Rhymes with Surplus

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

How do you pronounce surplus?

Pronounce surplus as ˈsərpləs.

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Sentences with surplus

1. Noun, singular or mass
A surplus will be returned to you while a deficit will cause a rise in your monthly payment.

2. Adjective
They redistribute, donate or sell property and promote unique ways to use surplus personal property.

Quotes about surplus

1. Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people.
- Audre Lorde

2. Surplus meant unnecessary. Not required.You couldn’t be a Surplus if you were needed by someone else. You couldn’t be a Surplus if you were loved.
- Gemma Malley, The Declaration

3. I love you Anna Covey,' he said, his voice barely audible. And slowly, clumsily, he leant forward, and his lips found hers, and Anna felt him kiss her awkwardly, she knew that she wasn't a Surplus any more. And nor was Peter.
- Gemma Malley, The Declaration

2. surplus

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


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


  • concise
  • ample
  • adorned
  • act


  • surplus (French)
  • plus (French)