Excess and Shortage


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Excess noun – The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Shortage is an antonym for excess in topics: surfeit, deficit.
Nearby Words: excessive, excessively
Antonyms for Excess


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Shortage noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year

Excess is an antonym for shortage in topics: deficiency, surplus.
Nearby Words: short, shorted, shortfall, shorting
Antonyms for Shortage
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material material excess material shortage
critical critical excess critical shortage
sheer sheer excess sheer shortage
real real excess real shortage
Other adjectives: massive, big, serious.
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