excrescency : Related Words Words similar in meaning to excrescency


  • noun a natural consequence of development
    offshoot; branch; offset.
  • noun the gradual beginning or coming forth
    emergence; growth.
    • figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece

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  • adjective not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
    • abnormal powers of concentration
    • abnormal amounts of rain
    • abnormal circumstances
    • an abnormal interest in food
  • adjective departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
    • they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal
    • an abnormal personality

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  • noun the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
    • we were surprised by the extravagance of his description
  • noun the trait of spending extravagantly
    prodigality; profligacy.

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  • adjective forming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)

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  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

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  • adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    high-spirited; ebullient.
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; excessive.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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  • adjective satellite unpleasant to look at
    • unsightly billboards

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  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; blowup.
  • noun a sudden intense happening
    flare-up; burst.
    • an outburst of heavy rain
    • a burst of lightning

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  • adjective satellite suggesting an unhealthy mental state
    • morbid interest in death
    • morbid curiosity
  • adjective satellite suggesting the horror of death and decay
    • morbid details

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