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Definitions for excessive
ɪkˈsɛs ɪvex·ces·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonableadjective

    beyond normal limits

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

  2. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweeningadjective

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

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

Wiktionary

  1. excessiveadjective

    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. Excessiveadjective

    characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of excessive in a Sentence

  1. Alfredo Barrios:

    Demand for our products is clearly healthy, the issue we face is excessive supply.

  2. Shawn Khodadadian:

    Although stomach gurgling can be completely normal and part of healthy digestion, if accompanied by symptoms, this should be looked into a little bit closer, for example, excessive gurgling together with cramping, abdominal pain and possibly nausea and vomiting may be a sign of an obstruction in the bowels.

  3. Allbirds T-shirts:

    From the start, we knew our vision of evolved environmentalism was broader than just shoes, as the chasm between disposable fast fashion and utilitarian basics has grown the fashion industry has clung to the same outdated methods that continue to drive excessive carbon emissions, soil depletion and synthetic waste... Allbirds apparel not only feels better, performs better and looks better, it's also better for the planet.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    An organisation that truly values its human capital as an asset makes an excessive investment on the employees' welfare than an extravagant expenditure on publicity warfare.

  5. Anne Wennerstrand:

    Are we asking 'Do I look fat?' or are we making excessive comments about appearance even in casual conversation? if parents can raise their own awareness of how much they're commenting about appearance, how critical do they feel of their own bodies, that's really where it starts.

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    a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    • A. bash
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