Antonyms for excessive


Grammar : Adj
Spell : ik-ses-iv
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈsɛs ɪv


Définition excessive

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French excessif "excessive, oppressive," from Latin excess-, past participle stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). Related: Excessively; excessiveness.
  • adj too much; overdone
Example sentences :
  • Boldness and excessive timidity are the two extremes to be avoided.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Philip himself, too, was morbid in his excessive tenderness for this boy.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • At that moment, to his excessive astonishment, the organ began to peal forth.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • As to Lady Olivia's excessive sensibility, I have no faith in it.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • All of them rushed upon his lordship with an excessive manner.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • What can be the reasons of the Sieur Ernest's excessive amiability?
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • In the insane, masturbation is sometimes practiced to an excessive extent.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Among these persons we find few precocious or excessive onanists.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • The requirements of the directors as to speed were not excessive.
  • Extract from : « Little Masterpieces of Science: » by Various
  • His excessive anguish drew him from this state of dejection.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for excessive

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