excessive[ek ses′iv, ik-]
An excessive amount of ice cream.
- 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.
Origin of excessiveMiddle English and amp; Old French excessif ; from Medieval Latin excessivus
(comparative more excessive, superlative most excessive)
From Middle French excessif, from Medieval Latin excessivus