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. 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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