excessive

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From Middle French excessif, from Medieval Latin excessivus

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excessive (comparative more excessive, superlative most excessive)

The jewel chest of Louis XIV that as an excessive amount ornaments even for Baroque art, from 1676, in the Louvre
  1. Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
    Putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute seems rather excessive.

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French[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ɛk.sɛ.siv/
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excessive

  1. feminine singular of excessif

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excessive (comparative plus excessive, superlative le plus excessive)

  1. excessive

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excessīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of excessīvus