AskDefine | Define excessive

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

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English

Adjective

  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."

Translations

too much of something

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