Bountiful vs Excessive - What's the difference?

bountiful | excessive |


As adjectives the difference between bountiful and excessive

is that bountiful is having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample while excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

bountiful

English

Alternative forms

* bountifull (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
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    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