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Meaning of EXCESSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'sesiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
  2. [adj]  unrestrained in especially feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
 

EXCESSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: extravagant, exuberant, immoderate, inordinate, overweening, undue, unreasonable, unrestrained
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*cess"ive\, a. [Cf. F. excessif.]
Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.

      Excessive grief [is] the enemy to the living. --Shak.

Syn: Undue; exorbitant; extreme; overmuch; enormous;
     immoderate; monstrous; intemperate; unreasonable. See
     {Enormous} --{Ex*cess*ive*ly}, adv. -{Ex*cess"ive*ness},
     n.



 
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