American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Exceeding a normal, usual, reasonable, or proper limit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exceeding the usual or proper limit, degree, measure, or proportion; being in excess of what is requisite or proper; going beyond what is sanctioned by correct principles; immoderate; extravagant; unreasonable; as, excessive bulk; excessive labor; excessive charges; excessive vanity; excessive indulgence.
- Synonyms Immense, etc. (see enormous); superabundant, superfluous; inordinate, outrageous, extreme; intemperate, violent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.
- adj. beyond normal limits
- adj. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
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“Americans are looking for a face to put on, somebody to hold responsible, and the term excessive speculation or speculation comes up a lot.”
“But some have criticized Singh, who launched India's economic reforms in 1991, for what they call his excessive focus on welfare.”
“U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop live fire and what it calls "excessive force" against protesters.”
“Mr. Azumi emphasized that the action was in line with principles of international currency policy, saying it was intended to counter what he called "excessive" and "disorderly" moves in the exchange rate.”
“The U.S. condemned what it called "excessive" force used by Egyptian police to bring protesters to heel.”
“The last time was in November 2000 when the Egyptians protested what they called excessive use of violence during the second Palestinian uprising.”
“On Thursday, the group released a statement condemning what it called "excessive violence" during Khawaja's arrest and the "arbitrary measures" that have been taken against him.”
“Earlier this year, 44 Senate Republicans said they would oppose any nominee Obama sent to Capitol Hill, unless the president ensures there will be significant changes to deal with what they call excessive powers vested in its director.”
“Regulators this month enacted new laws eliminating more than two-thirds of prime-time entertainment programs, such as dating and reality shows, on satellite television, targeting what they call "excessive entertainment and a trend toward low taste.”
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