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Definition 1: excessive indulgence - [noun denoting act]

Samples where excess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child was spoiled by overindulgence

Synonyms for excess in the sense of this definition

(excess is a kind of ...) the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

Definition 2: immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for excess in the sense of this definition

(excess is a kind of ...) the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation

(... is a kind of excess ) the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth

"we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"

(... is a kind of excess ) excessive excess

(... is a kind of excess ) extreme excess

"an embarrassment of riches"

Definition 3: a quantity much larger than is needed - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for excess in the sense of this definition

(excess is a kind of ...) a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

"four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy" "we received an inundation of email"

Definition 4: the state of being more than full - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for excess in the sense of this definition

(excess is a kind of ...) the condition of being filled to capacity

Definition 5: more than is needed, desired, or required - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where excess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for excess in the sense of this definition

(excess is similar to ...) not necessary

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