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My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending - in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.
Andy Behrman

Meaning of "excessive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXCESSIVE

excessive  [ɪkˈsɛsɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXCESSIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Excessive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXCESSIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of excessive in the English dictionary

The definition of excessive in the dictionary is exceeding the normal or permitted extents or limits; immoderate; inordinate.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXCESSIVE


aggressive
əˈɡrɛsɪv
compressive
kəmˈprɛsɪv
concessive
kənˈsɛsɪv
depressive
dɪˈprɛsɪv
essive
ˈɛsɪv
expressive
ɪkˈsprɛsɪv
immunosuppressive
ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv
impressive
ɪmˈprɛsɪv
inexpressive
ˌɪnɪkˈsprɛsɪv
obsessive
əbˈsɛsɪv
oppressive
əˈprɛsɪv
possessive
pəˈzɛsɪv
progressive
prəˈɡrɛsɪv
recessive
rɪˈsɛsɪv
regressive
rɪˈɡrɛsɪv
repressive
rɪˈprɛsɪv
retrocessive
ˌrɛtrəʊˈsɛsɪv
successive
səkˈsɛsɪv
suppressive
səˈprɛsɪv
unsuccessive
ˌʌnsəkˈsɛsɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXCESSIVE

exceptless
exceptor
excerpt
excerpter
excerptible
excerptings
excerption
excerptor
excerptum
excess
excess baggage
excess capacity
excess demand
excess employment
excess luggage
excess profits tax
excess supply
excesses
excessively
excessiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXCESSIVE

abessive
antitussive
comprehensive
concussive
decompressive
dismissive
emissive
inessive
manic-depressive
massive
missive
passive
passive-aggressive
percussive
permissive
retrogressive
submissive
supermassive
transgressive
transmissive
unimpressive

Synonyms and antonyms of excessive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXCESSIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «excessive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of excessive

Translation of «excessive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXCESSIVE

Find out the translation of excessive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of excessive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «excessive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

过多的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

excesivo
570 millions of speakers

English

excessive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अत्यधिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُفْرِط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

избыточный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

excessivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অত্যধিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

excessif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berlebihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

übermäßig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

度を超えた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

과도한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gedhe banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quá mức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிகப்படியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जास्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşırı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eccessivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadmierny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надмірний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exagerat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπέρμετρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oormatige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överdriven
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overdreven
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of excessive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXCESSIVE»

The term «excessive» is very widely used and occupies the 10.428 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXCESSIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about excessive

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXCESSIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word excessive.
1
Karl Abraham
Psychoanalytic investigation has shown that in mental patients excessive affection often turns to violent hostility.
2
Aeschylus
Excessive fear is always powerless.
3
Antisthenes
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
4
Fredrik Bajer
Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
5
Roland Barthes
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
6
Andy Behrman
My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending - in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.
7
Conrad Black
The American legal industry is a medieval guild in which the prosecutors, bar, and bench join hands to ensure that legal invoices are paid, no matter how excessive.
8
Christian Nestell Bovee
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
9
William J. Brennan, Jr.
The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
10
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXCESSIVE»

Discover the use of excessive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to excessive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Excessive Maritime Claims: Third Edition
This title is designed for law of the sea and maritime law specialists.
J. Ashley Roach, Robert W. Smith, 2012
2
How to Stop Excessive Sweating in 14 Days Or Less: A 30-Day ...
This is a step by step guide you can use to reduce your sweating in just 14 days.... and have it be gone permanently.These are all things you can do right now, in your daily life, that won't cost you the time, effort, or money that it did ...
Christopher Mechanic, 2009
3
More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity
In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, “What is enough?” It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was ...
Jeff Shinabarger, 2013
4
Excessive Love Prostheses
Christakos shapes a sensory surfeitry of pornography, cautionary nursery rhymes, mothering, bisexuality and the paradoxes of feminism into poignant analogies for contemporary obsessions and ailments; here are the voices of construction ...
Margaret Christakos, 2002
5
Excessive Medical Spending: Facing the Challenge
Explores why healthcare costs have been increasing. This work includes an examination of over-priced drugs.
Norman J. Temple, Andrew Thompson, 2007
6
Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force
Skolnick and Fyfe, two of the nation's top experts on law enforcement, use the incident to introduce a revealing historical analysis of such violence and the extent of its survival in law enforcement today.
Skolnick Fyfe, 2010
7
Pathways to Excessive Gambling: A Societal Perspective on ...
Pathways to Excessive Gambling draws upon extensive empirical research amongst young people and problem gamblers in Australia and compares it with situations in other territories to shed light on social, recreational gambling and the ways ...
Dr Charlotte Fabiansson, 2012
8
Excessive eating: the role of emotions and environment
Examines the psychological aspects of obesity, discusses case studies, and looks at stress, anxiety, and emotional sensitivity
Joyce Anne Slochower, 1983
9
Can Excessive Length of Proceedings be Remedied?
This compilation presents an up-to-date inventory of the existing legislation of 47 states, a guide to the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights and its own assessment of and its far-reaching conclusions as to what would ...
‎2007
10
Excessive appetites: a psychological view of addictions
The book clearly has a wide appeal and should be on our bookshelves." - Community Psychiatric Nursing Journal. Orford's Excessive Appetites is in a class of its own . . .
Jim Orford, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXCESSIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term excessive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lawsuit accuses HPD of excessive force in hunt for burglar
A truck driver who claims Houston police officers attacked him in the 2013 search for a burglary suspect, causing post-traumatic stress disorder ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
2
Queenstown personal trainer wins appeal
A Queenstown personal trainer has won an appeal against an 'excessive' sentence for drink-driving in February. Una Frances Creegan, a ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
3
Federal judge tosses out case against ICE agent accused of …
A federal judge on Thursday tossed the case against an immigration agent accused of using excessive force. Judge Dee Benson dismissed the ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
4
News Apps Designed To Curb Your Excessive Smartphone Use
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you feel like you're stuck to your smartphone and just can't put it down, you're not alone. But don't panic, help is on the ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
5
Neighbors in Oklahoma City complain about excessive bulk trash
OKLAHOMA CITY — It's a common sight to see trash piled up on the curbs of neighborhoods once a month for big trash pick up day. «kfor.com, Jul 15»
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State Patrol To Crack Down On Excessive Speeding July 10-26
Authorities said on average, 28 people die and 79 others suffer serious injuries in crashes involving excessive speed from June to August. «CBS Local, Jul 15»
7
EU antitrust regulator accuses MasterCard of excessive fees
BRUSSELS EU regulators accused MasterCard Inc on Thursday of levying excessive fees when cards issued outside the European Union are ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
8
Kidney donor died from excessive bleeding: Autopsy report
John Donaldson, a Cape Coral man who died on an operating table in April while donating a kidney to his father, experienced catastrophic ... «The News-Press, Jul 15»
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lawyer to appeal 'excessive' sentence
Phil Rudd's lawyer has lodged an appeal against the rocker's "manifestly excessive" sentencing in Tauranga District Court yesterday. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
10
Excessive force complainant found guilty of minor offenses
A Bradford man, whose arrest and claims of excessive force spawned a state probe of city police, has been found guilty of charges stemming ... «Bradford Era, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Excessive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/excessive>. Dec 2019 ».
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