To a greater degree or in greater amounts than is necessary, normal, or desirable; inordinately: they don’t drink excessively [as submodifier]: excessively high taxes
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- Except when snoring excessively at 4am and inducing me to acts of violence with a steak knife.
- Opponents of tax competition point out that certain groups in society may be harmed excessively by tax competition.
- The excessively rainy weather was troubling lambing in Wigglesworth.
inordinately, unduly, unnecessarily, unreasonably, absurdly, ridiculously, overly, to too great a degree, extra, very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, unusually, impossibly, illogically, irrationally;
immoderately, intemperately, too much, overmuch, without restraint, without control, without reserve
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