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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The amount that is larger or more than is needed.

Usage examples (33)
  • As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
  • Trying to lose excess weight
  • Particularly notable for its caution against "excess" is Platina's discourse on truffles. back
  • Gowda has been waging a long battle against what he calls excess land allotment for the BMIC project. for more
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  • If you have "access," you are able to gain entry. If you have "excess," you have too much of something.
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