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Excessive meaning

excessive - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.
  2. 2. In excess; beyond the proper degree; immoderate.

excessive - examples of usage

  1. To undertake more than we can do without excessive wear and tear and without permanent injury to health and strength is wrong. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. The excessive readiness with which her mother accepted the statement looks, to us, as if she had really been awake and heard. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. As we have seen, Charles Edward had momentarily given up all excessive drinking at the time of his marriage. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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