excess

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Excess is too much of something, like big time overindulgence. Eating to excess makes your stomach hurt, and spending to excess means you can't pay your credit card bills.

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The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.

Noun
excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

Noun
immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

Noun
a quantity much larger than is needed

Noun
the state of being more than full

Adjective S.
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

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n.
The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.

n.
An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

n.
The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.


Excess

Ex*cess" , n. [OE. exces, excess, ecstasy, L. excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, fr. excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. F. exc'8as. See Exceed.] 1. The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, . . . Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
That kills me with excess of grief, this with excess of joy.
2. An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.
Thy desire . . . leads to no excess That reaches blame.
3. The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other. Spherical excess (Geom.), the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.

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Usage Examples

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.

Never order food in excess of your body weight.

I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.

Clearly, America's dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it's likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.

It's a bit like school camp, shooting a film. Everyone's on heat. It's a strange energy. It's full of adrenalin. I funnel my excess energy in funny little ways. I do a lot of dancing in my trailer. I love music.

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Other Usage Examples

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.

For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.

I was the first in my peer group to get pregnant. All I craved was reassurance. I needed someone to tell me that all the seemingly random symptoms I had - weird things, such as excess saliva - were normal. And I was worried because I wasn't getting any morning sickness.

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

Excess is success.

Excess of grief for the dead is madness for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

I love the excess of Christmas. The shopping season that begins in September, the bad pop star recordings of Christmas carols, the decorations that don't know when to come down.

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