Excessive means beyond what is typical or normal. When something is excessive, there's way too much.

Excessive refers to something that is extra — usually in a negative way. A 90-second drum solo in a two-minute song is excessive. Getting down on your knees and kissing someone's feet to thank them for a favor is excessive, unless they gave you their firstborn. Often this means something that exceeds the bounds of good taste, or is extravagant and inappropriately expensive. You should dress up for dinner, but wearing a ball gown to a diner is excessive.

Definitions of excessive
  1. adjective
    beyond normal limits
    excessive charges”
    synonyms: inordinate, undue, unreasonable
    beyond reasonable limits
  2. adjective
    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    synonyms: extravagant, exuberant, overweening
    not subject to restraint
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