Excess and Insufficiency


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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

Insufficiency is an antonym for excess in topics: surfeit, overabundance of something, overindulgence in personal desires.
Nearby Words: excessive, excessively
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Insufficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: dealt with the school's insufficiency of art supplies by buying materials out of her own pocket

Excess is an antonym for insufficiency.
Nearby Words: insufficient, insufficiently
Antonyms for Insufficiency
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Insufficiency and Excess. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 24, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/excess/insufficiency
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