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excessive

ex·ces·sive

excessive

 
pronunciation:
ihk se sihv
part of speech: adjective
definition: more than is needed or considered fair; not reasonable.
Five dollars for a hamburger seemed like an excessive price.
antonyms:
deficient, moderate
similar words:
extreme, profuse, stiff, unreasonable
derivations: excessively (adv.), excessiveness (n.)