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I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
Giacomo Casanova

Meaning of "excess" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXCESS

From Latin excessus, from excēdere to go beyond.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXCESS

excess  [ɪkˈsɛs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXCESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Excess can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXCESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of excess in the English dictionary

The first definition of excess in the dictionary is the state or act of going beyond normal, sufficient, or permitted limits. Other definition of excess is an immoderate or abnormal amount, number, extent, or degree too much or too many. Excess is also the amount, number, extent, or degree by which one thing exceeds another.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXCESS


abscess
ˈæbsɛs
access
ˈæksɛs
assess
əˈsɛs
batch-process
ˈbætʃˌprəʊsɛs
cess
sɛs
multiaccess
ˌmʌltɪˈæksɛs
obsess
əbˈsɛs
overprocess
ˌəʊvəˈprəʊsɛs
precess
prɪˈsɛs
preprocess
priːˈprəʊsɛs
princess
prɪnˈsɛs
process
ˈprəʊsɛs
reassess
ˌriːəˈsɛs
recess
rɪˈsɛs
reprocess
riːˈprəʊsɛs
subprocess
ˈsʌbˌprəʊsɛs
success
səkˈsɛs
unsuccess
ˌʌnsəkˈsɛs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXCESS

exceptless
exceptor
excerpt
excerpter
excerptible
excerptings
excerption
excerptor
excerptum
excess baggage
excess capacity
excess demand
excess employment
excess luggage
excess profits tax
excess supply
excesses
excessive
excessively
excessiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXCESS

assessment process
box-office success
conditional access
cooling process
crown princess
direct access
direct memory access
due process
instant access
internet access
learning process
legal process
manufacturing process
overnight success
peace process
random access
remote access
thinking process
thought process
to excess

Synonyms and antonyms of excess in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXCESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «excess» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of excess

Translation of «excess» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXCESS

Find out the translation of excess to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of excess from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «excess» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

过量
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exceso
570 millions of speakers

English

excess
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अतिरिक्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزائدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

избыток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

excesso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাড়তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

excès
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lebihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Übermaß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

過剰
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

과다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Keluwihan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dư thừa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிகப்படியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अतिरीक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

AŞIRI
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eccesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadmiar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надлишок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exces
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περίσσεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oortollige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överskott
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overflødig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of excess

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXCESS»

The term «excess» is very widely used and occupies the 8.463 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXCESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about excess

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXCESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word excess.
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James Baker
When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen.
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Sean Bean
I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
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Giacomo Casanova
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
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James Chanos
Bubbles are best identified by credit excesses, not valuation excesses. And there's no bigger credit excess than in China.
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Charles Churchill
The best things carried to excess are wrong.
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Bing Crosby
We'd dub the one that came off best into the final transcription. It gave us a chance to ad lib as much as we wanted, knowing that excess ad libbing could be sliced from the final product.
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Clarence Day
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
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Jacques Delors
This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.
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Sylvia Earle
Ocean acidification - the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is turning the oceans increasingly acid - is a slow but accelerating impact with consequences that will greatly overshadow all the oil spills put together. The warming trend that is CO2-related will overshadow all the oil spills that have ever occurred put together.
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Paul Engle
There must be an alternative between Hollywood and New York, between those two places psychically as well as geographically. The University of Iowa tries to offer such a community, congenial to the young writer, with his uneasiness about writing as an honorable career, or with his excess of ego about calling himself a writer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXCESS»

Discover the use of excess in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to excess and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
A pastor's wife recounts her family's humorous and inspiring experiences while conducting a seven-month experiment to reduce their dependence on material consumption by selecting seven areas of excess and making seven decisions to combat it ...
Jen Hatmaker, 2012
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Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939
Since the publication of Visions of Excess in 1985, there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille.
Georges Bataille, Allan Stoekl, 1985
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In Excess: Studies of Saturated Phenomena
In Excess: Studies of Saturated Phenomena is the third book in Jean-Luc Marion's phenomenological trilogy that includes Reduction and Givenness and Being Given.
Jean-Luc Marion, 2004
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The Aesthetics of Excess
This book investigates the reciprocal and often transgressive relations between rhetorical figures and libidinal activity.
Allen S. Weiss, 1989
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Luxury Fever: Money and Happiness in an Era of Excess
A new luxury fever has America in its grip--the past two decades have witnessed a spectacular and uninterrupted rise in luxury consumption.
Robert H. Frank, 1999
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Passion & Excess: Blanchot, Bataille, and Literary Theory
Explores the ways in which Blanchot and Bataille have influenced post-structuralist and deconstructionist critics. The book suggests that a critic should be a ventriloquist, taking his cues from the author's words.
Steven Shaviro, 1990
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The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-control and why ...
In the wake of the 2008-2009 economic recession, this revealing work offers a psychological explanation of how we as a nation grapple with self-control and how we can develop a new and healthier generation.
Jay R. Slosar, 2009
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Architectures of Excess: Cultural Life in the Information Age
Looks at new technology and its effect on people's lives 'Arguing for the need to rethink established positions on aura, subjectivity, time and space, Collins shows that we are defined not just by the struggle between the futuristic and ...
Jim Collins, 1995
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Critical Excess: Overreading in Derrida, Deleuze, Levinas, ...
This lucidly written book looks at the interpretative audacity of five major "overreaders"—Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, Slavoj Žižek and Stanley Cavell—and asks what is at stake and what is to be gained by their ...
Colin Davis, 2010
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The American Cinema of Excess: Extremes of the National Mind ...
This book draws conclusions about the American mind through analysis of what might be called "cinema of excess:" cinema about Americans that includes culturally transgressive material such as violence, graphic sexuality, apocalyptic themes, ...
Mike King, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXCESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term excess is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Doctors Charging Excess Fees is Not Graft'
KOCHI:The Kerala High Court on Thursday held that even if a doctor in government service accepted excess fees for consultation or for ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
2 billion Excess Crude Cashout: Okonjo-Iweala Shifts; Says …
The immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has shifted the blame on former President Goodluck Jonathan over the ... «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
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Article 25 Launch Appeal After Uncovering "Multiple Unapproved …
... statements that have hidden multiple unapproved payments, which are believed to be in excess of £200,000" (€280,000 or $310,000 USD). «ArchDaily, Jul 15»
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Audit spurs discussion about excess funds
Even so, County Board member Tom McRae said he believes such an excess should lead the county to consider lowering taxes. «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
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'Stanes school collected excess fee'
He submitted a report on November 25, 2014 stating that excess fee ... School, expressed the hope that school would refund the excess fee ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Excess cyber liability product introduced
Wholesale insurance distributors AmWINS Group Inc. has launched an excess facility to meet the demand for cyber liability insurance. «Business Insurance, Jul 15»
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Rare earths price recovery seen muffled by excess supply
"You've got a lot of excess stock and a lot of layers as well, some in the hands of traders who bought up during the boom and are still looking to ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
8
Excess rain proving problematic for farmers
Farmland throughout the region — particularly in low-lying areas — are facing the problem of rising water due to several days' worth of ... «Richmond Register, Jul 15»
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An excess of 'useless' information weakens the immune system …
'We can measure and control ecological factors - but we don't know what to do with mountains of excess information that scares and disturbs ... «The Siberian Times, Jul 15»
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Excess returns a challenge unless all stars are aligned: Kunal Shroff
First of all, we targeted a smaller fund, which would be better suited for delivering excess returns in the Indian context. Fund VI is a $510 million ... «Livemint, Jul 15»

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