excessive excessive  /ɪk ˈsɛ sɪv/


  1. (adj) beyond normal limits
  2. (adj) unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings


  1. The Obama Plan to Crack Down on Excessive Energy Speculation.
  2. The additions: bioethical sins, morally dubious experiments that harm human embryos, drug abuse, polluting, social injustice, accumulating excessive wealth and creating poverty.
  3. Her ego can easily tend toward excessive.


  1. Hydration stations to be set up during excessive heat

    PHOENIX -- An excessive heat warning has been issued for Wednesday, when temperatures in the valley are expected to soar to 111 degrees. So to help folks stay hydrated tomorrow in the extreme heat, The Salvation Army will deploy 11 hydration stations around valley cities.The stations will provide relief services from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each location will provide chilled bottled water and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVK 3TV Phoenix

  2. Excessive heat warning for Wednesday

    PHOENIX -- An excessive heat warning has been issued for metro Phoenix for Wednesday. High temperatures are expected to range from 108-113 degrees. At Sky Harbor Airport, the record for Wednesday is 111 degrees, so that record may be broken. After that, temperatures will begin to moderate the rest of the week, dropping below 110 on Thursday. Still, we’re expecting temperatures to remain above ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVK 3TV Phoenix

  3. RBI deputy: excessive reliance on FX borrowing risky

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Excessive reliance on foreign currency funds could pose balance sheet risks for Indian corporates during volatility in global markets, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor H.R. Khan ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Compensation practices at some banking organizations have led to misaligned incentives and excessive risk-taking, contributing to bank losses and financial instability," Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said today in a statement. "The Federal...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months...
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "We gave him the difficult task of cutting excessive pay, striking a balance between compensation and risk taking and keeping strong management teams in place to help the economies recover - all in the public interest," Geithner said in a statement.
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

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