excessive

[ ik-ses-iv ]
/ ɪkˈsɛs ɪv /

adjective

going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess: excessive charges; excessive criticism.

Origin of excessive

1350–1400; Middle English (see excess, -ive); replacing Middle English excessif < Middle French

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excessive
/ (ɪkˈsɛsɪv) /

adjective

exceeding the normal or permitted extents or limits; immoderate; inordinate

Derived forms of excessive

excessively, adverbexcessiveness, noun
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