Definition of Excessive

1. Adjective. Beyond normal limits. "Unreasonable demands"

Exact synonyms: Inordinate, Undue, Unreasonable
Similar to: Immoderate
Derivative terms: Exceed, Exceed, Excessiveness, Inordinateness



2. Adjective. Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings. "Overweening greed"
Exact synonyms: Extravagant, Exuberant, Overweening
Similar to: Unrestrained
Derivative terms: Excessiveness, Extravagance

Definition of Excessive

1. a. Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.

Definition of Excessive

1. Adjective. Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excessive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Excessive

1. Exceeding the usual, proper or normal quantity, given to excess. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Excessive

excerpters
excerpting
excerption
excerptions
excerptive
excerptor
excerptors
excerpts
excess
excess annual growth
excess lactate
excess return
excessed
excesses
excessing
excessive (current term)
excessive number
excessive numbers
excessively
excessiveness
excessivenesses
excetera
exchangable
exchange
exchange premium
exchange rate
exchange rates
exchange student
exchange students
exchange transfusion

Literary usage of Excessive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Federal Regulation of Railway Rates by Albert Newton Merritt (1907)
"ONE hears so much about railway extortion and excessive charges, that, without a personal investigation of the subject, one might readily infer rates on ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Menorrhagia signifies excessive bleeding at the menstrual periods. Constitutional causes are purpura, haemophilia, excessive food and alcoholic drinks and ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"... be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states;" and with the Eighth Amendment, "excessive bail shall not be required. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Dixon, which was an action for breach of contract, the language of the court was: "When the damages awarded by the jury appear to the judge to be excessive, ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1900)
"CHAPTER XVI That excessive Care of Worldly Welfare May Impair that Welfare THERE is a closer tie than is commonly supposed between the improvement of the ..."

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