Origin of excessive
Examples from the Web for excessively
No excessively masculine hero of a traditional cowboy detective story, The Dude is a different kind of man.Dudes and Maudes Abide at New York City Lebowski Fest|Rich Goldstein|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is this entire thing just one big scheme to cash in on excessively proud moms and dads?Introducing the Internet’s New Bundle of Joy: The Baby Selfie|Charlotte Lytton|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book depicts Bezos and Amazon as hard-charging, insatiable, and excessively secretive.
We do not want to excessively weight Greece, for example, which has debt over 90 per cent for 19 years in the 1946-2009 sample.
Their squeaky clean image has been excessively buffered through the years, even after the band broke up.98 Degrees Released a New Song About Their Penises|Kevin Fallon|March 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The silk shops are the finest in the bazaar, but their contents are excessively dear, and are not very good.
They began to dig, but they struck on an excessively hard rock, which rendered useless all their hammering and hewing.Sketches of Central Asia (1868)|Arminius Vmbry
We have been excessively crowded on board: twenty-six officers.Campaign of the Indus|T.W.E. Holdsworth
Her face, excessively pale before, now turned almost ghastly.
They are undoubtedly protected by qualities which make them excessively unpalatable to the bulk of insect-eating animals.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
British Dictionary definitions for excessively
Word Origin and History for excessively
late 14c., from Old French excessif "excessive, oppressive," from Latin excess-, past participle stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). Related: Excessively; excessiveness.