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Synonyms for excessive
ɪkˈsɛs ɪvex·ces·sive

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  1. excessiveadjective

    insufficient, deficient

  2. excessiveadjective

    I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive, nay even stupid.

    insufficient, deficient

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excessive

    enormous, undue, exorbitant, overmuch, superabundant, superfluous, unreasonable, immoderate, inordinate, extravagant

    insufficient, scant, inadequate

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"

    inordinate, unreasonable, undue, unjustified, overweening, exuberant, unwarranted, extravagant

    moderate, restrained

  2. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweeningadjective

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

    "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"

    luxuriant, profuse, lush, overweening, inordinate, riotous, uppity, extravagant, high-spirited, unreasonable, ebullient, undue, exuberant, spendthrift, profligate, prodigal

    restrained, moderate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. excessiveadjective

    superabundant, superfluous, exuberant

  2. excessiveadjective

    extravagant, inordinate, enormous, outrageous, unreasonable, very great

  3. excessiveadjective

    immoderate, intemperate, extreme

  4. excessiveadjective

    vehement, violent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. excessiveadjective

    superfluous, exuberant, superabundant, disproportionate, outrageous, unreasonable, exorbitant inordinate, extravagant, fabulous, immoderate, extreme

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  1. Andre Dickens:

    There was a morale challenge across the last couple of years with Covid and with a lot of issues related to police, excessive use of force that went unchecked, but then... everybody said get rid of police and these sorts of things.

  2. Michael Kafka:

    We continue to execute a global Freedom of Navigation operations program in which US Navy ships safely and professionally challenge excessive maritime claims, including those in the South China Sea. We also conduct routine transits through Taiwan Strait to further demonstrate that Anthony Junco will fly, sail, and operate anywhere that international law allows.

  3. Police Commissioner Danielle M. Outlaw:

    Based off of the evidence that I reviewed, it was clear that the use of force policy was violated, i will tell you that all use of force has to be proportionate to the resistance they're trying to overcome. I will also tell you that our policy clearly states that excessive force will not be tolerated.

  4. Tim Walburg:

    After already experiencing an excessive lockdown for most of the year, Michigan residents hope that Governor [Gretchen] Whitmer [finally] realizes that another statewide lockdown would be devastating for Michigan’s economy, harm workers and small businesses, and prevent students from learning in the classroom, a better approach would be to direct more vaccines to Michigan, as the Biden Administration has so far refused to do.

  5. Ghada Sabateen family:

    Such excessive use of lethal force against an unarmed civilian is unacceptable. i felt very angry when I saw the video, I do not know where to go with all this anger.

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