Excessive vs Exaggerated - What's the difference?

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Excessive is a related term of exaggerated.


As adjectives the difference between excessive and exaggerated

is that excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate while exaggerated is that has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.

As a verb exaggerated is

(exaggerate).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

excessive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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."

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * insufficient * deficient

    Derived terms

    * excessive number

    exaggerated

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.
  • Derived terms

    * unexaggerated

    Verb

    (head)
  • (exaggerate)