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surplus

[ sur-pluhs, -pluhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF surplus
  • adj.extra
  • nounextra material

Synonyms for surplus

  • excess
  • leftover
  • unused
  • over
  • spare
  • supernumerary
  • de trop
  • in excess
  • odd
  • remaining
  • superfluent
  • superfluous
  • too much
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Antonyms for surplus

  • essential
  • lacking
  • necessary
  • needing
  • wanting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURPLUS

Haven't we spent all our surplus in keeping you up for a good marriage?

No nation has ever before been embarrassed from too large a surplus in its treasury.

A surplus in the Treasury created by loans is not a permanent or safe reliance.

While a Treasury surplus is not the greatest evil, it is a serious evil.

They pay taxes on their capital and surplus, not on their loans.

When some women were specialized for motherhood then there were surplus women.

Actually, since I have got back to London, I am spending all my surplus cash on hansoms.

Any surplus could be eventually pro-rated to the policy holders.

There was no mention of the oddity of behavior of shiploads of surplus grain aloft.

Jed wiped the surplus paint from his brush on the edge of the can.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French surplus, from Medieval Latin superplus "excess, surplus," from Latin super "over" super + plus "more" (see plus).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SURPLUS

balance

nounmoney remaining in account
  • difference
  • dividend
  • excess
  • profit
  • remainder
  • residue
  • rest
  • surplus

congestion

nounblockage
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