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greater than what seems reasonable or appropriate 过分的；过度的
They complained about the excessive noise coming from the upstairs flat. 他们抱怨楼上发出的噪音太大。 The amounts she borrowed were not excessive. 她借的数量没有超额。 Excessive drinking can lead to stomach disorders. 酗酒可能引起胃病。 He claimed that the police had used excessive force. 他称警方过度使用武力。
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He was found to have been driving at excessive speed. 他被发现超速驾驶。 lawyers charging excessive fees 收取高额费用的律师 The sentence which was imposed was manifestly excessive. 所判刑罚显然过重。 The cost would be grossly excessive when compared with any environmental benefit. 与任何环境效益相比，这一成本都是过高的。 The influence of her ideas was perhaps excessive. 她思想的影响也许过头了。
Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French excessif, -ive, from medieval Latin excessivus, from Latin excedere ‘surpass’, from ex- ‘out’ + cedere ‘go’.