Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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
- ‘Our student government tends to excessively complain about the rising cost of education.’
- ‘In fact, excessively bright lighting makes much of the urban environment visually harsh.’
- ‘I hate writing excessively, as it usually makes my hand hurt before too long.’
- ‘Do not get excessively worried about not disturbing your fellow passengers.’
- ‘The stock market tells us that even big investors are excessively anxious.’
- ‘You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.’
- ‘Do not water again before germination, unless the soil dries out excessively.’
- ‘Opponents of tax competition point out that certain groups in society may be harmed excessively by tax competition.’
- ‘Don't get me wrong, although I wasn't excessively bright I was still smarter than the average bear.’
- ‘It seems like an excessively tall order now to try to counter that with a speech.’
- ‘Except when snoring excessively at 4am and inducing me to acts of violence with a steak knife.’
- ‘The cars manufacturer said it was not recommended that the car be driven into excessively deep water!’
- ‘The excessively rainy weather was troubling lambing in Wigglesworth.’
- ‘This handy guide to Modern Courtesy says your behaviour is excessively rude if you sneeze at someone or at a valuable object.’
- ‘He slept excessively and lost his appetite, even refusing his favourite dish of fresh bamboo.’
- ‘Scratching excessively at your face and the tops of your hands is a good way to display panic.’
- ‘Sometimes decision-makers are excessively cautious, at other times they are madly reckless.’
- ‘He has always sought to form permanent ties with the men whom he has adored so excessively.’
- ‘The research aims to help manage dogs who bark excessively, destroy property or display other similar traits.’
- ‘In very rare cases, too much growth hormone can make one body part grow excessively.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.