Excessive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsesɪv|  American pronunciation of the word excessive
Brit.  |ɪkˈsesɪv|  British pronunciation of the word excessive


- beyond normal limits (syn: inordinate, undue, unreasonable)
excessive charges
- unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings (syn: extravagant, exuberant, overweening)

Extra examples

High fever, nausea, and excessive sweating are some of the symptoms.

$15 for two beers seems a little excessive.

The police were accused of using excessive force when they made the arrest.

Their hypothesis is that watching excessive amounts of television reduces a person's ability to concentrate.

...the police were accused of brutality for using excessive force in making arrests...

Excessive logging has denuded the hillside of trees.

...sometimes the rigidity of the headmaster's discipline was deemed excessive by even much of the faculty...

What wearies me about Dickens, however, is his excessive use of words.

Excessive taxation has been clogging the market.

It is necessary to see that these assessments were not excessive.

He was called on the carpet by his boss to explain his excessive spending.

Demonstrators have charged that the police used excessive force against them.

Excessive drinking can make you lose control of your own life.

They felt the British economy was being held back by excessive government controls.

...she was hard put to explain her department's excessive expenditures...

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