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excessive

[ ik-ses-iv ]
/ ɪkˈsɛs ɪv /
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adjective
going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess: excessive charges; excessive criticism.
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Origin of excessive

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (see excess, -ive); replacing Middle English excessif, from Middle French

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British Dictionary definitions for excessive

excessive
/ (ɪkˈsɛsɪv) /

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

Derived forms of excessive

excessively, adverbexcessiveness, noun
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