1. [ adjective ] more than is needed, desired, or required
Synonyms: surplus extra redundant spare superfluous supernumerary supererogatory

"trying to lose excess weight" "found some extra change" "another book on heraldry might be thought redundant" "sleeping in the spare room" "supernumerary ornamentation" "delete superfluous words"

Related terms: unnecessary
2. [ noun ] a quantity much larger than is needed
Synonyms: surplus nimiety surplusage
Related terms: overabundance
3. [ noun ] immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
Synonyms: inordinateness excessiveness
Related terms: immoderation extravagance nimiety exorbitance
4. [ noun ] the state of being more than full
Synonyms: overabundance surfeit
Related terms: fullness surfeit
5. [ noun ] excessive indulgence
Synonyms: overindulgence

"the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

Related terms: indulgence gorge
Similar spelling:   exec