Definitions for excessive
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excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonableadjective
beyond normal limits
"excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweeningadjective
unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
"extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
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
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.
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.
characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'excessive' in Adjectives Frequency: #679
The numerical value of excessive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of excessive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
Excessive force was used and he was assaulted while he was on the ground, police kicked and punched him and effectively sexually assaulted him -- his private parts were grabbed repeatedly and painfully. We're considering our next steps and will decide over the next few days how to proceed.
Excessive and unnecessary force can happen when situations could have been handled in cooler manner but is unnecessarily and unduly escalated. One way it happens, someone shows up and the way they present is in a way that raises the temperature, this situation could've involved no force but ends up involving significant force. That's unnecessary, excessive. Lots of situations weren't criminal, just problematic policing.
Anybody who takes from this paper that excessive drinking is not dangerous unless you are dependent is simply not getting the message, which is that drinking too much is bad, period.
One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
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- مبالغ, زائدArabic
- excessiuCatalan, Valencian
- übermäßig, exzessivGerman
- υπέρμετρος, υπερβολικόςGreek
- troa, ekscesaEsperanto
- بیش از اندازهPersian
- anabarrachScottish Gaelic
- terlalu banyakIndonesian
- nadmierny, wygórowanyPolish
- excesiv, excesivăRomanian
- избыточный, чрезмерное, лишний, излишний, чрезмерныйRussian
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