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Definitions of excessive

  1. EXCESSIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. unrestrained in especially feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Extreme; unreasonable; extravagant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. In excess; beyond the proper degree; immoderate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Exceeding the proper amount or degree; immoderate; extreme. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Beyond any given or the common measure or proportion; beyond the bounds of justice, fitness, propriety, expedience, or utility; extravagant; unreasonable; vehement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for excessive

  1. Such was the origin of a national bank currency, and such the beginning of those difficulties which now appear in the excessive issues of the banks incorporated by the various States. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. I could scarcely walk at all, from excessive weakness. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
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