Excessive Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Excessive

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Exceeding reasonable bounds:
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Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
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The definition of unnecessary is not needed.
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More than enough; overabundant; excess; superfluous
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Lacking restraint or moderation; too great or too many; immoderate
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The definition of superfluous is something that is more than needed or unnecessary.
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Out of proportion, as in size, shape, or amount.
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Greater in number than.
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(Archaic) Very wicked; outrageous
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Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate:
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Exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high
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Having or showing little sense or judgment; not rational
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Too much; excessive.
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The definition of lavish is very generous or abundant.
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Exceedingly or recklessly wasteful
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The definition of fabulous is someone or something that is imaginary, hard to believe or very good.
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The definition of indulgent is someone who is lenient or who gives into whims and desires.
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The definition of intemperate is excessive and not mild, or indulging in alcohol to an extreme level.
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Pertaining to supererogation; doing more than is required, especially with reference to good works in Roman Catholicism
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Beyond prudence or reason; excessive:
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Senseless, unprovoked, unjustifiable, or deliberately malicious
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Characterized by good health and high spirits; full of life; uninhibited
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Presumptuously arrogant; overbearing:
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Boiled, baked or roasted too much.
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Having the nature of, involving, or doing great injury or wrong
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Abundant to excess.
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Immoderately adhering to a belief, fashion, or course of action; extreme.
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Antonyms for Excessive

Capable of reasoning; rational:
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The definition of insufficient is that there is not enough of something.
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Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.
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Words Related to Excessive

Participating or tending to participate in a very dangerous or difficult sport:
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Exceeding what is appropriate or normal; excessive:
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More than usual; extra; surplus
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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 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for excessive, like: extreme, needless, too-much, extravagant, copious, unnecessary, redundant, inordinate, undue, superfluous and reasonable.