[ik-ses-iv] /ɪkˈsɛs ɪv/

going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by :
excessive charges; excessive criticism.
exceeding the normal or permitted extents or limits; immoderate; inordinate

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.


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