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Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate:
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  1. Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate:
  2. Excessive or lacking, not consistent
  3. Not moderate; without restraint; unreasonable, excessive, etc.
Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate.
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  1. Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate.
  2. Disordered; not regulated
  3. Lacking restraint or moderation; too great or too many; immoderate
(Sports) Very dangerous or difficult:
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  1. (Sports) Very dangerous or difficult:
  2. Having an affinity for such conditions:
  3. Being in or attaining the greatest or highest degree; very intense:
Costing or spending too much; wasteful
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  1. Costing or spending too much; wasteful
  2. Extremely abundant; profuse:
  3. Exceeding reasonable bounds:
Going beyond what is reasonable or customary, especially in cost or price:
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  1. Going beyond what is reasonable or customary, especially in cost or price:
Not proportionate; not in proportion
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  1. Not proportionate; not in proportion
  2. Not proportionate.
  3. Out of proportion, as in size, shape, or amount.
Having no justification; groundless:
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  1. Having no justification; groundless:
  2. Not warranted; unjustified; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.
Not just, proper, or legal:
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  1. Not just, proper, or legal:
  2. Exceeding what is appropriate or normal; excessive:
  3. Not yet due or payable, as a debt
Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.
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  1. Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.
  2. Not needed or necessary.
  3. Not necessary or required; needless
Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
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  1. Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
  2. Unsupported by a valid exception to requirements of a warrant; for example, unreasonable search and seizure.
  3. Having or showing little sense or judgment; not rational
Not justified or deserved; unwarranted:
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  1. Not justified or deserved; unwarranted:
  2. Not called for or required
  3. Not required or requested; unwanted:
Too much; excessive.
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  1. Too much; excessive.
(Obs.) Extravagant; prodigal
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  1. (Obs.) Extravagant; prodigal
  2. Not needed; unnecessary; irrelevant
  3. Being beyond what is required or sufficient.
Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous.
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  1. Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous.
  2. Using more words than are needed; wordy
  3. (Brit.) Laid off from work as no longer needed; discharged; dismissed
Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion:
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  1. Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion:
  2. Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting:
  3. Very generous or liberal in giving or spending, often extravagantly so; prodigal
Exceedingly or recklessly wasteful
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  1. Exceedingly or recklessly wasteful
  2. Giving or given in abundance; lavish or profuse:
  3. Extremely generous; lavish
Boiled, baked or roasted too much.
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  1. Boiled, baked or roasted too much.
Going beyond what is reasonable or customary, especially in cost or price:
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  1. Going beyond what is reasonable or customary, especially in cost or price:
Costing or spending too much; wasteful
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  1. Costing or spending too much; wasteful
  2. Extremely abundant; profuse:
  3. Exceeding reasonable bounds:
(Sports) Very dangerous or difficult:
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  1. (Sports) Very dangerous or difficult:
  2. Having an affinity for such conditions:
  3. Being in or attaining the greatest or highest degree; very intense:
Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate:
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  1. Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate:
  2. Excessive or lacking, not consistent
  3. Not moderate; without restraint; unreasonable, excessive, etc.
Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate.
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  1. Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate.
  2. Disordered; not regulated
  3. Lacking restraint or moderation; too great or too many; immoderate
Too much; excessive.
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  1. Too much; excessive.
Not just, proper, or legal:
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  1. Not just, proper, or legal:
  2. Exceeding what is appropriate or normal; excessive:
  3. Not yet due or payable, as a debt

Synonym Study

  • Inordinate implies a going beyond the orderly limits of convention or the bounds of good taste his inordinate pride
  • Extravagant and immoderate both imply excessiveness resulting from lack of restraint or of prudence extravagant praise, immoderate laughter
  • Exorbitant suggests unreasonable excess and often connotes a greedy desire for more than is just or due exorbitant prices
  • Excessive applies to that which goes beyond what is proper, right, or usual excessive demands
Find another word for excessive. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for excessive, like: immoderate, inordinate, extreme, extravagant, exorbitant, too-much, , disproportionate, unwarranted, undue and unnecessary.