Excessive vs Abundance - What's the difference?
As an adjective excessive
is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
As a noun abundance is
a large quantity; many
Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
- "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive , nay even stupid."
* See also
* excessive number
* (obsolete) abundaunce
* (obsolete) habundance
* (obsolete) boundance
* (card games) abondance
A large quantity; many.
An overflowing fullness or ample sufficiency; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; plentifulness. [ ]
* (rfdate) (Sir Walter Raleigh)
Wealth; affluence; plentiful amount of resources.
- It is lamentable to remember what abundance of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state.
Frequency, amount, ratio of something within a given environment or sample. [ ]
(card games) A bid to take nine or more tricks in solo whist. [ ]
* Synonym notes: Abundance , Plenty]], [[exuberance, Exuberance. These words rise upon each other in expressing the idea of fullness.
** Plenty'' denotes a sufficiency to supply every want; as, ''plenty'' of food, ''plenty of money, etc.
** Abundance'' express more, and gives the idea of superfluity or excess; as, ''abundance'' of riches, an ''abundance of wit and humor; often, however, it only denotes plenty in a high degree.
** Exuberance'' rises still higher, and implies a bursting forth on every side, producing great superfluity or redundance; as, an ''exuberance'' of mirth, an ''exuberance of animal spirits, etc.
* exuberance, plenteousness, plenty, copiousness, overflow, riches, affluence, wealth