excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extravagant, exorbitant, extreme mean going beyond a normal limit. excessive implies an amount or degree too great to be reasonable or acceptable.
excessive punishmentimmoderate implies lack of desirable or necessary restraint.
immoderate spendinginordinate implies an exceeding of the limits dictated by reason or good judgment.
inordinate prideextravagant implies an indifference to restraints imposed by truth, prudence, or good taste.
extravagant claims for the productexorbitant implies a departure from accepted standards regarding amount or degree.
exorbitant pricesextreme may imply an approach to the farthest limit possible or conceivable but commonly means only to a notably high degree.
Examples of excessive in a Sentence
an excessive display of wealth
High fever, nausea, and excessive sweating are some of the symptoms.
Recent Examples on the WebMuch of the region spent the week under excessive heat warnings.
Harold Maass, The Week, 2 Aug. 2022 The National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warnings from Thursday through Saturday evening.
Editors, USA TODAY, 30 July 2022 The National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warnings from Thursday through Saturday evening.
CBS News, 29 July 2022 Heat alerts blanketed the Pacific Northwest on Friday, with 11 million people under excessive heat warnings, including residents of Seattle and Portland.
Matthew Cappucci, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 The current forecast shows temperatures remaining above 90 degrees until at least Saturday, with excessive heat warnings extended until Sunday at 9 p.m. PT.
Judson Jones, CNN, 29 July 2022 The National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warnings from Thursday through Saturday evening.
Fox News, 29 July 2022 Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are blanketing the Pacific Northwest, where spiking temperatures are accompanying a stubborn heat dome.
Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 Spreading across the country, over 35 million Americans continue to be under excessive heat warnings or heat alerts, with many of them in the Northwest.
Kyla Guilfoil, ABC News, 28 July 2022 See More
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