verb (used with object)
Origin of excess
Examples from the Web for excesses
Northanger Abbey, after all, parodies the tropes and excesses of sentimental Gothic novels.
Even without the excesses of the film festival, Cannes is a little nutty.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The New Deal and its excesses proved to be a flashpoint for ideological debates that occasionally came unhinged.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such counterpoints to the original outweigh the excesses of sympathy.What Jane Austen Didn’t Write in ‘Pride and Prejudice’|Lauren Elkin|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of the TSA leads directly into a final way of minimizing the excesses and wastefulness of a national surveillance state.Four Principles for a Libertarian National Security State|Nick Gillespie|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not by excesses, tumults, and folly, but by unshaken firmness and tenacity we shall promote science and freedom.Myth and Science|Tito Vignoli
Those who urge you to these excesses, it said, are not your true friends.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
Upon the excesses, bordering on insanity, followed the other extreme,—the most rigid abstinence.Woman under socialism|August Bebel
Frenchmen are permitted to say so much more than we are, and I'll be rebukeful on the score of his excesses.Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
The excesses which are likely to follow after the earliest experiences of married life are also to be cautiously guarded against.What a Young Husband Ought to Know|Sylvanus Stall
British Dictionary definitions for excesses
noun (ɪkˈsɛs, ˈɛksɛs)
adjective (ˈɛksɛs, ɪkˈsɛs) (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for excess
Word Origin and History for excesses
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.
Medicine definitions for excesses
Idioms and Phrases with excesses
see carry too far (to excess); in excess of.