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excess meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of excess at MeaningMonkey.org. excess meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of excess (noun)

  1. a quantity much larger than is needed
  2. immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
  3. the state of being more than full
  4. excessive indulgence

EXCESS adjective

Definition of excess (adjective)

  1. more than is needed, desired, or required
    • "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: extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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