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excessive

[ik-ses-iv] /ɪkˈsɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess:
excessive charges; excessive criticism.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (see excess, -ive); replacing Middle English excessif < Middle French
Related forms
excessively, adverb
excessiveness, noun
nonexcessive, adjective
nonexcessively, adverb
nonexcessiveness, noun
quasi-excessive, adjective
quasi-excessively, adverb
unexcessive, adjective
unexcessively, adverb
Synonyms
immoderate, extravagant, inordinate, exorbitant, unreasonable.
Antonyms
reasonable.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasiexcessive

excessive

/ɪkˈsɛsɪv/
adjective
1.
exceeding the normal or permitted extents or limits; immoderate; inordinate
Derived Forms
excessively, adverb
excessiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for quasiexcessive
excessive
early 15c., from Fr. excessif, from L. *excessivus, from excess-, pp. stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). Related: Excessively.
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