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Noun: excess
  1. A quantity much larger than is needed
    - surplus, surplusage, nimiety
     
  2. Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    - excessiveness, inordinateness
     
  3. The state of being more than full
    - surfeit, overabundance
     
  4. Excessive indulgence
    "the child was spoiled by excess";
    - overindulgence
Adjective: excess
  1. More than is needed, desired, or required
    "trying to lose excess weight";
    - extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus

Derived forms: excesses

See also: unnecessary, unneeded

Type of: fullness, fulness, humoring [US], humouring [Brit, Cdn], immoderateness, immoderation, indulgence, indulging, overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, pampering, superabundance

Encyclopedia: Excess