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Definition of Excessive


  1. Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.

Excessive Quotations

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Alexander Hamilton

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.
Christian Nestell Bovee

The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Too often, governments are quick to use excessive force and even pervert the course of justice to keep oil and gas flowing, forests logged, wild rivers dammed and minerals extracted. As the Global Witness study reveals, citizens are often killed, too - especially if they're poor and indigenous.
David Suzuki

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
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Excessive Translations

excessive in Afrikaans is ekstreem
excessive in Dutch is extreem, buitensporig, excessief
excessive in Italian is esuberante, esuberante, libertino
excessive in Latin is immodicus
excessive in Norwegian is overdreven
excessive in Portuguese is excessivo
excessive in Spanish is excesivo, licencioso, desmesurado
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