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Wordnet 3.0


1. beyond normal limits;
- Example: "excessive charges"
- Example: "a book of inordinate length"
- Example: "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"
- Example: "unreasonable demands"
[syn: excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable]

2. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings;
- Example: "extravagant praise"
- Example: "exuberant compliments"
- Example: "overweening ambition"
- Example: "overweening greed"
[syn: excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excessive \Ex*cess"ive\ ([e^]k*s[e^]s"[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. excessif.] Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch. [1913 Webster] Excessive grief [is] the enemy to the living. --Shak. Syn: Undue; exorbitant; extreme; overmuch; enormous; immoderate; monstrous; intemperate; unreasonable. See Enormous --Ex*cess*ive*ly, adv. -Ex*cess"ive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

excessive adj 1: beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands" [syn: excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable] 2: unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed" [syn: excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "excessive": a bit much, abandoned, acute, aggrandized, amplified, ballyhooed, bibulous, boundless, cloying, crapulent, crapulous, cutthroat, cutting, disgusting, disproportionate, dissipated, dizzy, drastic, egregious, enormous, exacting, exaggerated, excess, exorbitant, extortionate, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, fancy, fierce, fulsome, furious, gigantic, gluttonous, gouging, grandiloquent, great, grossly overpriced, high, high-flown, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, immoderate, improper, inappropriate, incontinent, indulgent, inflated, inflationary, inordinate, intemperate, intense, keen, limitless, magnified, monstrous, nauseating, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, over, overbig, overboard, overdeveloped, overdone, overdrawn, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overgreat, overgrown, overindulgent, overindulging, overlarge, overmuch, overpraised, overpriced, oversold, overstated, overstressed, overweening, overwrought, piercing, preposterous, prodigal, profuse, prohibitive, puffed, rigorous, rough, self-indulgent, severe, sharp, sky-high, skyrocketing, spiraling, splitting, steep, stiff, stretched, super, superfluous, superlative, supernatural, swinish, too much, tough, touted, towering, unbounded, unbridled, unconscionable, unconstrained, uncontrolled, undisciplined, undue, unfrugal, unjustifiable, unlimited, unmeasurable, unmeasured, unreasonable, unrestrained, untempered, unthrifty, unwarranted, usurious, vehement, venomous, violent, virulent