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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “excess”

excess

noun
 
 
/ekˈses/ /ˈ--/
[S or U] an amount which 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。
Too much and unnecessary
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。
Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of excess noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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