[ UK /ɛksˈɛsɪvli/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈsɛsɪvɫi/ ]
  1. to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    too big
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How To Use excessively In A Sentence

  • It was a metaphor that predicted the nature of the many problems that have beset excessively large inner urban secondary schools in the intervening years. Times, Sunday Times
  • The original version is censored, using goofy Batman inspired cartoon balloon words to block out some excessively gory details.
  • The database schema needs to be developed in tandem with pseudocode, so that you don't wind up with orphaned code or database calls that are excessively resource-intensive.
  • The vicar of the parish, Banks, is excessively sentimental about the church and is constantly importuning Stannard with hesitations and objections.
  • An excessively high temperature of the mixture causes its vitrifaction and loss of its permeability to air, which prevents this circulation of air.
  • Hardy has often been criticised for an excessively pessimistic view of life.
  • For example, a local doctor contracted to provide care to Woomera detainees noted that the dispensary at the camp did not fill at least one prescription he provided to an inmate because the drug was regarded as excessively expensive.
  • And yet opportunistic investors may regard the valuation gulf between it and stodgier banks as excessively wide. Times, Sunday Times
  • Excessively muted in tone and atmosphere, they seem remote now, as if filtered through gauze.
  • Southern Asia to Hindostan, would give us a sort of equator, around which round-headed, oval-headed, and oblong-headed, prognathous and orthognathous, fair and dark races — but none possessing the excessively marked characters of Calmuck or Negro — group themselves. Essays
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