Definition of excessively in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘Except when snoring excessively at 4am and inducing me to acts of violence with a steak knife.’
    • ‘Don't get me wrong, although I wasn't excessively bright I was still smarter than the average bear.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This handy guide to Modern Courtesy says your behaviour is excessively rude if you sneeze at someone or at a valuable object.’
    • ‘In very rare cases, too much growth hormone can make one body part grow excessively.’
    • ‘The research aims to help manage dogs who bark excessively, destroy property or display other similar traits.’
    • ‘Do not get excessively worried about not disturbing your fellow passengers.’
    • ‘In fact, excessively bright lighting makes much of the urban environment visually harsh.’
    • ‘You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.’
    • ‘Opponents of tax competition point out that certain groups in society may be harmed excessively by tax competition.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He has always sought to form permanent ties with the men whom he has adored so excessively.’
    • ‘It seems like an excessively tall order now to try to counter that with a speech.’
    • ‘Do not water again before germination, unless the soil dries out excessively.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our student government tends to excessively complain about the rising cost of education.’
    • ‘Sometimes decision-makers are excessively cautious, at other times they are madly reckless.’
    inordinately, unduly, unnecessarily, unreasonably, absurdly, ridiculously, overly, to too great a degree, extra, very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, unusually, impossibly, illogically, irrationally
    immoderately, intemperately, too much, overmuch, without restraint, without control, without reserve
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