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To a greater degree or in greater amounts than is necessary, normal, or desirable; inordinately:‘they don't drink excessively’[as submodifier] ‘excessively high taxes’
inordinately, unduly, unnecessarily, unreasonably, absurdly, ridiculously, overly, to too great a degree, extra, very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, unusually, impossibly, illogically, irrationallyimmoderately, intemperately, too much, overmuch, without restraint, without control, without reservetoo-tooView synonyms
- ‘He has always sought to form permanent ties with the men whom he has adored so excessively.’
- ‘The excessively rainy weather was troubling lambing in Wigglesworth.’
- ‘In fact, excessively bright lighting makes much of the urban environment visually harsh.’
- ‘It seems like an excessively tall order now to try to counter that with a speech.’
- ‘Do not get excessively worried about not disturbing your fellow passengers.’
- ‘The research aims to help manage dogs who bark excessively, destroy property or display other similar traits.’
- ‘Except when snoring excessively at 4am and inducing me to acts of violence with a steak knife.’
- ‘Sometimes decision-makers are excessively cautious, at other times they are madly reckless.’
- ‘Opponents of tax competition point out that certain groups in society may be harmed excessively by tax competition.’
- ‘Our student government tends to excessively complain about the rising cost of education.’
- ‘In very rare cases, too much growth hormone can make one body part grow excessively.’
- ‘This handy guide to Modern Courtesy says your behaviour is excessively rude if you sneeze at someone or at a valuable object.’
- ‘Do not water again before germination, unless the soil dries out excessively.’
- ‘Scratching excessively at your face and the tops of your hands is a good way to display panic.’
- ‘You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.’
- ‘The stock market tells us that even big investors are excessively anxious.’
- ‘I hate writing excessively, as it usually makes my hand hurt before too long.’
- ‘He slept excessively and lost his appetite, even refusing his favourite dish of fresh bamboo.’
- ‘Don't get me wrong, although I wasn't excessively bright I was still smarter than the average bear.’
- ‘The cars manufacturer said it was not recommended that the car be driven into excessively deep water!’
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