Translation of "excess" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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excessnoun

uk /ɪkˈses/ /ˈek.ses/ us /ɪkˈses/ /ˈek.ses/

excess noun (TOO MUCH)

C1 [ S or U ] an amount that is more than acceptable, expected, or reasonable

过分;过量;过度
An excess of enthusiasm is not always a good thing. 过分热情不见得总是件好事情。
They both eat to excess (= too much). 他们两个都吃得太多了。
There will be an increase in tax for those earning in excess of (= more than) twice the national average wage. 对于那些收入超过全国平均工资一倍以上的人,税收额将要增加。
excesses [ plural ]

actions far past the limit of what is acceptable

过分的行为;越轨行为;暴行
For many years people were trying to escape the excesses (= cruel actions) of the junta. 在过去很多年里,人们一直都在想方设法逃离胡作非为的军政府统治。
As for shoes, her excesses (= the large number she owned) were well known. 说到鞋,众所周知她的鞋多得离谱。

More examples

  • The store has an excess of stock which it must sell off.
  • A excess of water causes the plant's roots to rot.
  • The new director says there is an excess of staff and that cuts must be made.
  • The country has an excess of cheap labour.
  • I'll give you two dozen bottles, but if there is any excess could I have it back after the party?

excessadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈek.ses/ us /ˈek.ses/

C1 extra

过多的;多余的,额外的
Cut off any excess pastry and put it to one side. 切掉多余的馅饼皮,放在一边。

(Translation of “excess” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)