Translation of "excess" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /ekˈses/ /ˈ--/

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

An excess of enthusiasm is not always a good thing. 過分熱情不見得總是件好事。
They both eat to excess (= too much). 他們兩個都吃得太多了。
There will be an increase in tax for those earning in excess of (= more than) twice the national average wage. 對於那些收入超過全國平均薪資一倍以上的人,稅收額將要增加。
excesses [ plural ]

actions far past the limit of what is acceptable

For many years people were trying to escape the excesses (= cruel actions) of the junta. 在過去很多年裡面,人們一直都在千方百計逃離殘虐的軍政府統治。
As for shoes, her excesses (= the large number she owned) were well known. 講到鞋,眾所周知她的鞋多得離譜。

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