verb (used with object)
Origin of excess
Synonyms for excess
Antonyms for excess
Examples from the Web for excess
Contemporary Examples of excess
Shake off any excess flour and gently place in the heated oil.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee report says they secured a contract with the CIA in 2006 valued “in excess of $180 million.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
By the way, killjoys, American charitable giving goes up by 42 percent during this season of crass materialistic greed and excess.Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
And some specialize in treating women, who have different risk factors for excess drinking.
“Most women are not drinking to excess because they feel ‘powerful’ in the first place,” she says.
Historical Examples of excess
That they would use the drug to excess there can be no doubt, and that is the main point.
It arose, I imagine, from an excess of the masculine element in his nature.Weighed and Wanting
We are to be cured by an excess of the dose that has poisoned us.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
Chip jerked open the door with a force greatly in excess of the need of it.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
It is the deficiency, and not the excess of this quality, that is to be feared.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
noun (ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛksɛs)
adjective (ˈɛksɛs, ɪkˈsɛs) (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for excess
late 14c., from Old French exces (14c.) "excess, extravagance, outrage," from Latin excessus "departure, a going beyond the bounds of reason or beyond the subject," from stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). As an adjective from late 15c.
see carry too far (to excess); in excess of.