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Webster 1913 Edition


Excessive

Ex-cess′ive

(ĕk-sĕs′ĭv)
,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
excessif
.]
Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.
Ex-cess-ive-ly
,
adv.
-
Ex-cess′ive-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Excessive

EXCESS'IVE

,
Adj.
Beyond any given degree, measure or limit, or beyond the common measure or proportion; as the excessive bulk of a man; excessive labor; excessive wages.
1.
Beyond the established laws of morality and religion, or beyond the bounds of justice, fitness, propriety, expedience or utility; as excessive indulgence of any kind.
Excessive bail shall not be required.
2.
Extravagant; unreasonable. His expenditures of money were excessive.
3.
Vehement; violent; as excessive passion.

Definition 2021


excessive

excessive

English

Adjective

excessive (comparative more excessive, superlative most excessive)

  1. Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
    "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive, nay even stupid."

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

excessive

  1. feminine singular of excessif

Latin

Adjective

excessive

  1. vocative masculine singular of excessivus