ETYM Old Eng. exces, excess, ecstasy, Latin excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, from excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond: cf. French excčs. Related to Exceed.
(Irregular plural: excesses).
1. A quantity much larger than is needed; SYN. surplus, surplusage.
2. Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits; SYN. excessiveness, inordinateness.
ETYM Latin exuberantia: cf. French exubérance.
1. Joyful enthusiasm.
2. Overflowing with enthusiasm; SYN. enthusiasm, ebullience.
ETYM Latin superfluité, Latin superfluitas. Related to Superfluous.
1. A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance.
2. The state or quality of being superfluous; excess.
3. Something beyond what is needed; something which serves for show or luxury. SYN. Superabundance; excess; redundancy.
ETYM French, from sur over + plus more. Related to Sur-, and Plus, Superplus.
(Irregular plural: surpluses).