Smart Words of the English Language

Nouns: EXCESS: exceeding what is sufficient / PLENTY: a large amount or quantity or state/ LACK: being less than is desired

These english synonyms and antonyms for words used in writing has been arranged by categories. For each word (excess, surplus, wealth, plenty, myriad, lack, dearth, poverty, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for Excess

excess cornucopia deluge drove fat
flood glut greater part lion's share majority
more than half mountain nimiety overabundance overflow
overkill plethora plurality preponderance profusion
superfluity superfluousness surfeit surplus swarm
trillions wealth

Synonyms for Plenty

plenty army bushel crowd dozens
group heaps hill host legion
loads lots mine multitude myriad
oodles pack reams scores

Synonyms for Lack

lack Meaning of these synonyms: a deficiency or an absence
Example sentence: His remarks convicted him of a lack of sensitivity.

absence dearth defect deficiency
deprivation destitution drought exiguity inadequacy
indigence insufficiency insufficient supply impecuniousness impoverishment
less than half minority meagerness need paucity
pauperism penury poverty privation rareness
scantiness scarcity shortage skimpiness sparseness




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