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.

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. Le Maire:

    We're talking about excessive amounts here.

  2. John Feinblatt:

    In light of the recent, credible allegations of excessive invoicing and personal enrichment by insiders, it's encouraging that the New York Attorney General is looking into the The NRA, and we renew our call for other state and federal authorities to do the same.

  3. Dana Felton:

    We've had two excessive heat watches this summer, I don't remember ever having two in the same summer.

  4. The WPC:

    A Slight Risk( Level 2 of 4) of excessive rainfall is in effect from southern Illinois to western New York, as well as over parts of the Southern Appalachians on Southeast Thursday . ''. These areas are expected to have the greatest chances for scattered instances of flash flooding.

  5. Saddam Hussein:

    This can cause a great harm, the state has to find a solution through water-sharing agreements with neighboring countries to ... prevent excessive use of the Euphrates water.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. dangerous
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    • C. hatched
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