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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 ?
Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Excessive amiability and excessive liberality are the two favorite assumptions of the modern generation.
A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard.
I say at once there are fewer difficulties in holding hereditary states, and those long accustomed to the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not to transgress the customs of his ancestors, and to deal prudently with circumstances as they arise, for a prince of average powers to maintain himself in his state, unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and excessive force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, he will regain it.
It was in nothing more or less than the excessive "familiarity" of ordinary married life, and the lack of personal freedom allowed both parties to the contract.
This is a common experience, for the excessive consumption of alcohol in the tropics by white men is a notorious fact.
I will not disguise my sentiments on this change from you, my dear mother, though I think you had better not communicate them to my father, whose excessive anxiety about Reginald would subject him to an alarm which might seriously affect his health and spirits.
The excessive physical charm of the Creole had first attracted her, for Edna had a sensuous susceptibility to beauty.
The greater part of them had fasted since morning; all had suffered extremely from the excessive heat; and between the day's shouting, exertion, and excitement, many had quite lost their voices, and so much of their strength that they could hardly stand.
Pestsov, who was standing beside him, was talking to him almost all the time, condemning the music for its excessive affected assumption of simplicity, and comparing it with the simplicity of the Pre-Raphaelites in painting.
By the time they have lounged up and down the promenade of the Equator awhile, they start for the Oriental waters in anticipation of the cool season there, and so evade the other excessive temperature of the year.
He assured me upon his honour "that he was not poisoned, but died of a bad fever by excessive drinking.