Excess refers to amounts or behaviors that go beyond what is necessary, usual, normal, or proper.


  • EXCESS, n. In morals, an indulgence that enforces by appropriate penalties the law of moderation.
    • Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Dictionary (1906); republished as The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
  • Refuse all excess, except in youthful enthusiasm.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, Lulu Press, 2nd ed. (2014), p. 39.

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