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excessive

adjective
 
 
/ɪkˈsesɪv/
too much or too many: Some property owners complained that they were being charged excessive fees. The directive will prevent employees from working excessive hours. Investing offshore is only worthwhile if the costs involved are not excessive.
excessively /ekˈsesɪvli/ adverb
Translations of “excessive”
in Korean 과도한…
in Arabic مُفرِط…
in Portuguese excessivo…
in Catalan excessiu…
in Japanese 行き過ぎた…
in Italian eccessivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過分的, 過度的, 過多的…
in Russian излишний, чрезмерный…
in Turkish aşırı, ölçüsüz, istenmediği kadar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过分的, 过度的, 过多的…
in Polish nadmierny, przesadny…
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