Part of speech: noun

That which passes the due limit.

Part of speech: noun

Inordinate gratification.

Part of speech: noun

The amount by which one thing is greater than another; overplus.

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Usage examples "excess":

  1. He had no sooner uttered it than he experienced such an excess of anger that he would at that moment almost have preferred not to be believed. - "Cosmopolis, Complete", Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009.
  2. Miss Turner, standing near the piano, controlled any excess of conversation, and reduced it to a subdued murmur. - "The Head Girl at the Gables", Angela Brazil.
  3. No, they will be forgotten in the excess of joy! - "At the Time Appointed", A. Maynard Barbour.