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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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