excessiveness excessiveness

Definition(s):

  • (n) immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. She is a woman of excess, whose efforts to rid herself of that quality are, needless to say, marred by excessiveness.
  2. Nevertheless, pressure groups have seized on the music's theatrical excessiveness, literalized it, then tried to get all of rock to take the rap.
  3. Even level-headed Israelis can see the excessiveness of the Gaza operation.

News

  1. Matthew Sanders: Thoroughly Modern Silly: Modernists recycle philosophies, dress them up and shout down opponents

    The preaching of excessiveness is well within the rights of the modernist creed, but their arguments are neither...
    on January 21, 2014     Source: Deseret News

  2. Matthew Sanders: Thoroughly Modern Silly

    The preaching of excessiveness is well within the rights of the modernist creed, but their arguments are neither...
    on January 19, 2014     Source: Deseret News

Quotes

  1. "We aren't yet in a situation in which land-price gains warrant concern of excessiveness, but we'd like to keep a close watch on them," Fukui said in parliament yesterday. "Rising land prices won't automatically prompt a rate increase."
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Toshihiko Fukui Source: Bloomberg

  2. "The excessiveness that was associated with movies like Wall Street in the '80s and '90s is no longer true," added Davis. "It has changed for sure. Finance became more ethical. We are told by our company to be humble about our money."
    on Jan 30, 2010 By: Robert Davis Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "These days, I say he taught me what not to do. He was very physical but he basically killed himself with excessiveness," said Burke.
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Clem Burke Source: Times Online

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