What is another word for excesses?

Pronunciation: [ɛksˈɛsɪz] (IPA)

The word "excesses" refers to an amount or behavior that goes beyond what is normal or reasonable. Synonyms for excesses include exaggeration, overkill, overabundance, surplus, extravagance, overindulgence, and excessiveness. All of these words describe something that is overdone or too much of a good thing. For example, an exaggeration would be when someone stretches the truth to make a story more interesting, while overabundance refers to having too much of something. Surplus means having more than what is needed, and extravagance refers to spending money excessively on luxury items. Overindulgence describes taking too much pleasure in something, and excessiveness refers to having too much of something in general.

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Usage examples for Excesses

She didn't praise or fall into excesses of admiration, but she understood, and the older one gets the dearer that becomes.
"Son of Power"
Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
Four years afterwards, an Armstrong, called Sandy of Rowanburn, and several others of that tribe, were executed for this and other excesses.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott
It is common sense which will preserve us from excesses, by establishing the equilibrium of the annoyances which result from them, with reference to the doubtful pleasure which they procure.
"Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It"

Famous quotes with Excesses

  • Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
    James A. Baldwin
  • Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market.
    Ron Chernow
  • We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.
    Will Durant
  • It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.
    Richard Le Gallienne
  • The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life; other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times.
    Mick Jagger

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