Dearth and Excess


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Dearth noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there was a dearth of usable firewood at the campsite

Excess is an antonym for dearth in insufficiency topic.
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Excess noun – The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Usage example: a new television season with an excess of sitcoms featuring wisecracking teenagers

Dearth is an antonym for excess in topics: surfeit, overabundance of something, overindulgence in personal desires.
Nearby Words: excessive, excessively
Antonyms for Excess
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massive massive dearth massive excess
extreme extreme dearth extreme excess
serious serious dearth serious excess
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Excess and Dearth. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 27, from
Dearth & Excess. N.p., 2016. Web. 27 Jan. 2021. <>.
Excess or Dearth. 2016. Accessed January 27, 2021.

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