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  • nounoverabundance of something
  • nounoverindulgence in personal desires

synonyms for excess

  • exuberance
  • glut
  • overkill
  • surplus
  • waste
  • balance
  • by-product
  • enough
  • exorbitance
  • fat
  • fulsomeness
  • inundation
  • lavishness
  • leavings
  • leftover
  • luxuriance
  • nimiety
  • overflow
  • overload
  • overmuch
  • overrun
  • oversupply
  • overweight
  • plenty
  • plethora
  • profusion
  • redundance
  • redundancy
  • refuse
  • remainder
  • residue
  • rest
  • spare
  • superabundance
  • supererogation
  • superfluity
  • surfeit
  • wastefulness
  • overdose
  • recrement
  • the limit
  • too much
  • too much of a good thing
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antonyms for excess

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  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • need
  • want
  • base
  • core
  • few
  • little
  • scarcity
  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • deprivation
  • economy
  • frugality
  • moderation
  • poverty
  • privation
  • shortcoming
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How to use excess in a sentence

Let the excess liquid evaporate away by bringing the substance to a boil or a simmer until the desired consistency is reached.
SAUCE, GRAVY OR STEW TOO THIN? WE’VE GOT 3 WAYS TO FIX THAT.AARON HUTCHERSONFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Wyden seems to have been persuaded that the best way to contain the possible excesses of speech on the internet was the influence of market forces.
TWENTY-SIX WORDS CREATED THE INTERNET. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO SAVE IT?STEPHEN ENGELBERGFEBRUARY 9, 2021PROPUBLICA
While these wake-up calls to our own waste are certainly effective, many of the artists seem more interested in using excess as a way of expressing reverence for nature.
BALTIMORE EXHIBITION OF OUTSIDER ART CELEBRATES NATURE’S ‘EXCESS’ WITH A WAKE-UP CALL ABOUT POLLUTIONKELSEY ABLESFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When town officials and lawmakers try to walk back the excess, the unions hold their ground.
HOW THE POLICE BANK MILLIONS THROUGH THEIR UNION CONTRACTSBY ANDREW FORD, ASBURY PARK PRESS, AND AGNES CHANG, JEFF KAO AND AGNEL PHILIP, PROPUBLICAFEBRUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
It’s a Super Bowl being conducted without its usual excesses.
SUPER SPREADER SUNDAY? EXPERTS WORRY SUPER BOWL COULD TRIGGER CORONAVIRUS EXPLOSIONBRITTANY SHAMMAS, FENIT NIRAPPIL, MARK MASKEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is likely that no one is sadder about this development than Steinberg, whose famous annual party in the host city has come to symbolize not only the game but the uniquely American excess it celebrates.
WHAT’S THE SUPER BOWL WITHOUT THE FRENZY? FOR LEIGH STEINBERG: MISERY. FOR PLAYERS: BLISS.BEN STRAUSSFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Production fell too, as all of a sudden, the market was flooded with millions of excess wings.
THE SUPER BOWL IS COMING. AND WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF CHICKEN WINGS.JACOB BOGAGEFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Yet, there is absolutely no doubt that excess sodium is resulting in deaths.
AMERICANS CAN’T CUT BACK ON SALT. ONE LIKELY REASON: PACKAGED AND PREPARED FOODS ARE FILLED WITH IT.MARLENE CIMONSJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On Wednesday, a Senate subcommittee unanimously recommended rejection of one of the bills, which would scrap the provision that allows Dominion to keep 30% of its excess profits.
“THE PEOPLE WE SERVE ARE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR ENERGY:” VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS ARE TARGETING DOMINION ENERGYBY PATRICK WILSON AND MEL LEONOR, RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCHJANUARY 29, 2021PROPUBLICA
While the Rivals ammo won’t be traveling nearly as fast as a golf ball off of a driver, those little yellow projectiles can reach speeds in excess of 60 mph with some blasters.
NERF’S NEWEST BLASTER SHOOTS SPINNING BALLS FOR DRAMATIC CURVESSTAN HORACZEKJANUARY 27, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCESS

  • excess
  • hoard
  • inventory
  • quantity
  • reserve
  • reservoir
  • resources
  • stock
  • stockpile
  • store
  • supply
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