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excess

ex·cess

excess

 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ek ses [or] eIk ses
definition 1: the state or an instance of going beyond what is required, expected, or considered reasonable.
synonyms:
overabundance, overflow, plethora, superfluity, surfeit
antonyms:
dearth, deficiency, lack
similar words:
extravagance, glut, license, overdose, overkill
definition 2: an amount or degree beyond what is necessary.
synonyms:
glut, margin, overabundance, overflow, superfluity, surfeit, surplus
antonyms:
defect, deficiency, deficit, scarcity, shortfall
similar words:
abundance, backlog, fat, leftover, luxury, overdose, overkill, redundancy
definition 3: the amount by which one thing or quantity is greater than another.
synonyms:
difference
similar words:
margin, profit, remainder
definition 4: overindulgence.
synonyms:
glut, intemperance, overindulgence, surfeit
antonyms:
moderation, temperance
similar words:
dissipation, extravagance, fat, license, luxury, prodigality, satiety
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ek ses
definition: more than required, expected, or considered reasonable; extra; additional.
excess energy
synonyms:
additional, extra, immoderate, surplus
similar words:
more, spare, superfluous
Word Parts
The word excess contains the following part:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield