Definitions for excessiveɪkˈsɛs ɪv

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word excessive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable(adj)

    beyond normal limits

    "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"

  2. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening(adj)

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

    "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"

Wiktionary

  1. excessive(Adjective)

    Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

    "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive, nay even stupid."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excessive(adj)

    characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excessive' in Adjectives Frequency: #679

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excessive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excessive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Eliot, a.k.a. Mary Ann Evans:

    Excessive literary production is a social offense.

  2. Takuya Takahashi:

    Excessive fears for the global economy have receded.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    Frugality should ever be practised, but not excessive parsimony.

  4. Diego Lillo:

    Residents are forced to face excessive risks because of the project.

  5. Cornelius Tacitus:

    There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.

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