excessive

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

adj beyond normal limits

excessive charges”
Synonyms:
inordinate, undue, unreasonable
immoderate
beyond reasonable limits

adj unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

Synonyms:
extravagant, exuberant, overweening
unrestrained
not subject to restraint

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