What does excessive mean?

Definitions for excessiveɪkˈsɛs ɪv

Here are all the 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. Cornelius Tacitus:

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

  2. Lewis Lew Wallace:

    One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.

  3. Alexander Hamilton:

    A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

  4. Jonathan Moore:

    (The officer) clearly was violating his own departmental regulations, he clearly was using excessive force.

  5. Paxton Blair:

    There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights and inadequate stress put upon his duties and responsibilities.

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