Definition of 'excessive'
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But not with excessive force or violence. The Sun (2016)It is serious foul play because he will be using excessive force and endangering the safety of the opponent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The group said this would complement promised government action to discourage excessive executive pay and to improve worker representation on boards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)IT'S right that the Government is going after excessive pay in big business. The Sun (2016)It was a reckless challenge with excessive force that endangered the player's safety. The Sun (2016)Companies claim that this led to excessive and opaque fees, questionable valuations of their assets and being unnecessarily forced out of business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was reckless and used excessive force, which endangered the opponent's safety. The Sun (2017)Student alcohol death A student has died after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, police said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Since then I've had excessive and random amounts taken from my account. The Sun (2016)The charity blamed the increase on the growing popularity of package holidays and excessive use of sunbeds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Personal injury lawyers deny they charge excessive fees. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has personally benefited from the culture of excessive risk taking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Various studies have linked excessive consumption of palm oil with heart disease. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Quite punchy for a man who has attacked excessive executive pay in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Until recently excessive rigidity has also been an issue. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Others say they have been charged excessive fees for modest indiscretions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Six were reprimanded for using excessive force but all kept their jobs. The Sun (2013)Bankers damaged the economy by taking excessive risks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Forty per cent blamed excessive global fuel consumption. The Sun (2008) Paying excessive fees to a fund manager? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The government also decreed against excessive vanity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Human rights groups say that government forces are using excessive and illegal force. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sudden excessive exercise should also be monitored. The Sun (2009)This suggests that fear of job loss is not a restraint on their willingness to take excessive risk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Various studies have found that only truly independent board members were likely to push down excessive pay awards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He argues that the company has not been run efficiently and spends excessive amounts on administration and management costs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Excessive use of joints and muscles and the distorting ways the victims had to adapt are taking their toll. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But she admits she struggled to control her weight with bingeing and excessive use of diet pills all her life. The Sun (2013)This will leave the choice between a cap on all excessive early exit fees and a flexible cap in certain circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Chinese officials blame excessive alcohol consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is found in most foods, with excessive amounts in processed foods. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
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Translations for 'excessive'
British English: excessive /ɪkˈsɛsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
If something is excessive, it is too great in amount or degree.
...the use of excessive force by police.
- American English: excessive
- Arabic: مُفْرِط
- Brazilian Portuguese: excessivo
- Chinese: 过多的
- Croatian: pretjeran
- Czech: nadměrný
- Danish: overdreven
- Dutch: buitensporig
- European Spanish: excesivo
- Finnish: liiallinen
- French: excessif
- German: übermäßig
- Greek: υπέρμετρος
- Italian: eccessivo
- Japanese: 度を超えた
- Korean: 과도한
- Norwegian: overdreven
- Polish: nadmierny
- European Portuguese: excessivo
- Romanian: exagerat
- Russian: избыточный
- Spanish: excesivo
- Swedish: överdriven
- Thai: ซึ่งมากเกินความจำเป็น
- Turkish: aşırı
- Ukrainian: надмірний
- Vietnamese: quá mức
Definition of excessive from the Collins English Dictionary
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