What does excessive mean?

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."

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Excessiveadjective

    Etymology: excessif, French; from excess.

    If panicum be laid below and about the bottom of a root, it will cause the root to grow to an excessive bigness. Francis Bacon.

    Be not excessive toward any. Ecclus. xxxiii. 29.

    The people whose property it is, by excessive favour, to bring great men to misery, and then to be excessive in pity, departed away grieved and afraid. John Hayward.

ChatGPT

  1. excessive

    Excessive refers to an amount, quality, action, or degree that goes beyond what is regarded as usual, normal, necessary, tolerable or reasonable. It implies an extreme or unnecessary surplus, often to the point that it can be harmful or disadvantageous.

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. Ken Parker:

    I'm not gon na lie, like there were all kinds of people that went to Charlottesville that knew there were going to be a bunch of conflicts and they were just chomping at the bit waiting to be able to defend themselves with, like, extremely excessive force.

  2. Theodore Parker:

    It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

  3. Takuya Takahashi:

    Excessive fears for the global economy have receded.

  4. Nicholas Brown:

    Clearly excessive development can have a detrimental effect in the initial stages but later on once it is all established it will soon be forgotten about, the fact that it's a convenient setting, pretty countryside, there will still be people who want to buy there.

  5. Columbia Gas:

    Shoemaker said.Lastly, after Columbia Gas is sold, an independent monitor chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation will monitor a new companys activities to ensure compliance with state and federal safety regulations and report it to the government on a monthly basis. NiSource also has subsidiaries in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky and Virginia. As per a separate agreement, it will implement the recommendations made by the national transportation safety board in the wake of the gas explosions in Massachusetts two years ago. SUPREME COURT HEARS ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CASE, ROBERTS WARNS OF IMPERMEABLE BARRIER ALONG APPALACHIAN TRAIL Columbia Gas, through a pattern of flagrant indifference, in the face of extreme risk to life and property, knowingly violated minimum safety standards for starting up and shutting down gas pipelines, Shoemaker said. Federal investigators blamed the explosions on over-pressurized gas lines, saying the company failed to account for critical pressure sensors as workers replaced century-old cast-iron pipes in Lawrence. That omission caused high-pressure gas to flood the neighborhoods distribution system at excessive levels. Todays resolution with the U.S. Attorneys Office is an important part of addressing the impact.

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