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Synonyms for excess

Synonyms for excess

an amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate

immoderate indulgence, as in food or drink

being more than is needed, desired, or appropriate

Synonyms for excess

a quantity much larger than is needed

immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

the state of being more than full

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excessive indulgence

more than is needed, desired, or required

References in classic literature ?
Susan tried to be useful, where she could only have gone away and cried; and that Susan was useful she could perceive; that things, bad as they were, would have been worse but for such interposition, and that both her mother and Betsey were restrained from some excesses of very offensive indulgence and vulgarity.
Are you aware, my lord," he said, lowering his voice, "that your extravagances very much resemble the excesses of jealousy?
There was no money used in this traffic, and, after a time, all payment in spirituous liquors was prohibited, in consequence of the frantic and frightful excesses and bloody brawls which they were apt to occasion.
As to the time, it is easily fixed by the events at about the middle years of the seventies, when Don Carlos de Bourbon, encouraged by the general reaction of all Europe against the excesses of communistic Republicanism, made his attempt for the throne of Spain, arms in hand, amongst the hills and gorges of Guipuzcoa.
He had a sharp little face, which was not disagreeable; he smoked enormous cigars and began his drinking early in the day: but his appearance gave no sign of these excesses.
There are times, my dear Harvard, when I feel as if I were really capable of everything--capable de tout, as they say here--of the greatest excesses as well as the greatest heroism.