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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. Michael Schraa:

    It was a black cloud hanging over the (Department of Corrections) for a long time, when we visited the (youth prison) two years ago, that was one of the things they said, they felt like they were walking on eggshells. They didnt know when the hammer was going to fall. Now that it is concluded and theres no indication excessive force was used, I think the anxiety level for the (guards) will go down. That makes a better environment.

  2. Patrick Wildman:

    We don't know what about service could lead to increased risk of the disease in veterans, it could be a variety of factors from head trauma and excessive physical activity to exposures. It also could be a combination of a genetic predisposition with an environmental trigger.

  3. Robert Brewer:

    Anybody who takes from this paper that excessive drinking is not dangerous unless you are dependent is simply not getting the message, which is that drinking too much is bad, period.

  4. David Middleton:

    I would certainly not recommend that people drink excessive amounts of green tea, many food substances taken in excess can, of course, be harmful, and there is evidence that very large doses of green tea can cause liver and kidney damage.

  5. Stephen Chiu:

    We think it is going to be a very close call, communicating the future path of interest rates is very important and the Fed would be careful not to signal any excessive tightening given global markets are still very vulnerable.

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