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ex·ces·sive

 (ĭk-sĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Exceeding a normal, usual, reasonable, or proper limit.

ex·ces′sive·ly adv.
ex·ces′sive·ness n.
Synonyms: excessive, immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, extravagant, extreme
These adjectives mean exceeding a normal, usual, reasonable, or proper limit. Excessive has the widest range: excessive drinking; excessive debt. Immoderate and intemperate denote a lack of due moderation or restraint: immoderate political views; intemperate personal remarks. Inordinate adds to these words a sense of going beyond what is proper or deserved: inordinate self-regard; took an inordinate time to reply. Extravagant sometimes specifies lavish or unwise expenditure (extravagant gifts); often it implies overstepping the bounds of reason or prudence (extravagant claims; extravagant speculation in the stock market). Extreme suggests going far beyond what is normal, desirable, or generally acceptable: an extreme diet; an extreme ideology.

excessive

(ɪkˈsɛsɪv)
adj
exceeding the normal or permitted extents or limits; immoderate; inordinate
exˈcessively adv
exˈcessiveness n

ex•ces•sive

(ɪkˈsɛs ɪv)

adj.
going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.
[1350–1400; Middle English excessif < Middle French]
ex•ces′sive•ly, adv.
ex•ces′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.excessive - beyond normal limitsexcessive - beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
2.excessive - unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"

excessive

adjective
2. inordinate, unfair, unreasonable, disproportionate, undue, unwarranted, exorbitant, over the odds, extortionate, immoderate banks which cripple their customers with excessive charges

excessive

adjective
Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
Translations
مُفْرِطمُفْرِط، مُتَجاوِز، زيادَه عن الحَد
прекален
nadměrný
overdrevenurimelig
liiallinen
pretjeran
óhóflegur
度を超えた
과도한
överdriven
ซึ่งมากเกินความจำเป็น
quá mức

excessive

[ɪkˈsesɪv] ADJ [amount, use, consumption, heat] → excesivo; [demands, interest, ambition] → excesivo, desmesurado; [price] → excesivo, abusivo
the use of excessive force by the policeel uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de la policía
the accident was caused by the driver's excessive speedel exceso de velocidad con que iba el conductor causó el accidente
the dangers of excessive drinkinglos peligros de beber en exceso
£10? that's a bit excessive¿10 libras? eso es un poco exagerado, ¿10 libras? eso es pasarse

excessive

[ɪkˈsɛsɪv] adj [force] → excessif/ive; [spending] → excessif/ive

excessive

adjübermäßig; price, profits, speedüberhöht; demandsübertrieben; an excessive amount of, excessive amounts ofübermäßig viel; to spend an excessive amount of time on somethingübermäßig viel Zeit auf etw (acc)verwenden; excessive levels of leadein zu hoher Bleigehalt; excessive drinkingübermäßiger Alkoholgenuss; excessive use of the clutchzu häufiger Gebrauch der Kupplung; avoid excessive exposure to the sunsetzen Sie sich nicht zu lange der Sonne aus; that’s (a bit) excessive!das geht (etwas) zu weit!, das ist (etwas) übertrieben!

excessive

[ɪkˈsɛsɪv] adj (drinking, spending, interest) → smodato/a; (charges, rates) → eccessivo/a; (fear) → esagerato/a

excess

(ikˈses) noun
1. the (act of) going beyond normal or suitable limits. He ate well, but not to excess.
2. an abnormally large amount. He had consumed an excess of alcohol.
3. an amount by which something is greater than something else. He found he had paid an excess of $5.00 over what was actually on the bill.
adjective
extra; additional (to the amount needed, allowed or usual). He had to pay extra for his excess baggage on the aircraft.
exˈcessive (-siv) adjective
beyond what is right and proper. The manager expects them to do an excessive amount of work.
exˈcessively adverb
exˈcessiveness noun
in excess of
more than. His salary is in excess of $25,000 a year.

excessive

مُفْرِط nadměrný overdreven übermäßig υπέρμετρος excesivo liiallinen excessif pretjeran eccessivo 度を超えた 과도한 buitensporig overdreven nadmierny excessivo избыточный överdriven ซึ่งมากเกินความจำเป็น aşırı quá mức 过多的

excessive

a. excesivo-a, demasiado-a.

excessive

adj excesivo
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps I feared to make Alphonse jealous," she interjoined, with excessive naivete.
The women simply frightened them, as being, even more than the men, demonstrative and excessive in their fine looks, their fine dresses, their extravagant demand for excitement.
On this particular forenoon, so excessive was the warmth of Judge Pyncheon's kindly aspect, that (such, at least, was the rumor about town) an extra passage of the water-carts was found essential, in order to lay the dust occasioned by so much extra sunshine!
Had these leviathans been but a flock of simple sheep, pursued over the pasture by three fierce wolves, they could not possibly have evinced such excessive dismay.
He undressed with excessive caution, and fell asleep congratulating himself that nobody knew of his esca- pade.
We must remember that it is deficient, not excessive vitality, that makes the greatest trouble in this world," returned Mr.
Knightley's excessive curiosity to know what this word might be, made him seize every possible moment for darting his eye towards it, and it was not long before he saw it to be Dixon.
Dashwood entered into all their feelings with a warmth which left her no inclination for checking this excessive display of them.
John came but once: he looked at me, and said my state of lethargy was the result of reaction from excessive and protracted fatigue.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
His honest face, as he looked at me with a serio-comic shake of his head, impresses me more in the remembrance than it did in the reality, for I was by this time in a state of such excessive trepidation and wandering of mind, as to be quite unable to fix my attention on anything.
Wemmick presented to me as a smelter who kept his pot always boiling, and who would melt me anything I pleased - and who was in an excessive white-perspiration, as if he had been trying his art on himself.