The definition of excessive is something or someone that goes beyond what is normal, acceptable or necessary.adjective
An example of something that would be described as excessive would be smoking five packs of cigarettes a day or eating four gallons of ice cream a day.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME & OFr excessif < ML excessivus
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- ex·cesˈsive·ly adverb
- ex·cesˈsive·ness noun