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Synonyms for excessive
ɪkˈsɛs ɪvex·ces·sive

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Wiktionary3.5 / 2 votes

  1. excessiveadjective

    Antonyms:
    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.

    Antonyms:
    insufficient, deficient

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. excessive

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

    Antonyms:
    insufficient, scant, inadequate

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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"

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

    Antonyms:
    moderate, restrained

  2. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweeningadjective

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

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

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

    Antonyms:
    restrained, moderate

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. excessiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    superabundant, superfluous, exuberant

  2. excessiveadjective

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

  3. excessiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    immoderate, intemperate, extreme

  4. excessiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    vehement, violent

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  1. excessiveadjective

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

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#196503overweening
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How to use excessive in a sentence?

  1. Roland Barthes:

    To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.

  2. Kurt Weinmann:

    Here, however, you have police who are duty bound to help/protect their fellow officer, to charge them you'd have to show they knew or should have known he was acting with excessive force.

  3. Terry Roberts:

    He didn't need a bullet to stop her, it was excessive.

  4. 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.

  5. Thomas Lane:

    It seemed kind of excessive because we had an ambulance coming.


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