- The definition of excessive is something or someone that goes beyond what is normal, acceptable or necessary.
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.
An excessive amount of ice cream.
excessive definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French excessif ; from Midieval Latin excessivus
excessive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- ex·cesˈsive·ly adverb
- ex·cesˈsive·ness noun