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EXCESSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excessive mean? 

EXCESSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective EXCESSIVE has 2 senses:

1. beyond normal limits
2. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

  Familiarity information: EXCESSIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCESSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1excessive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond normal limits

Synonyms:

excessive; inordinate; unreasonable; undue

Context examples:

excessive charges / a book of inordinate length / his dress stops just short of undue elegance / unreasonable demands

Similar:

immoderate (not within reasonable limits)


Sense 2excessive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

Synonyms:

extravagant; overweening; excessive; exuberant

Context examples:

extravagant praise / exuberant compliments / overweening ambition / overweening greed

Similar:

unrestrained (not subject to restraint)


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