Excessive meaning

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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.

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Exceeding a normal, usual, reasonable, or proper limit.
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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."

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Characterized by excess; being too much or too great; immoderate; inordinate.
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Origin of excessive

  • From Middle French excessif, from Medieval Latin excessivus

    From Wiktionary