What does excessive mean?

Definitions for excessive
ɪkˈsɛs ɪvex·ces·sive

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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

How to pronounce excessive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say excessive in sign language?

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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. Peter Kinsella:

    We started the year assuming we would see four rate hikes in the United States but now people think we will see two and the risk is of less than two which is a benign development for emerging markets, the risk of excessive increases in financing risks is no longer there.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    Frugality should ever be practised, but not excessive parsimony.

  3. Cristina Goralewski:

    We know that there's ingrained corruption that supports this excessive deforestation.

  4. Riccardo Ambrosetti:

    It's no surprise to see markets rebounding after the excessive movements seen over the last few weeks.

  5. Ronald Daigle:

    My client was a political pawn, nothing can give him the year back that he had in federal prison, and he’s the first to say he did do something wrong, but the punishment was excessive.

Images & Illustrations of excessive

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