Copious vs Excessive - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between copious and excessive
is that copious
is great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale while excessive
is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. § 18.
Having an abundant supply.
Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.
- These loose hints I have thrown together, in order to excite the curiosity of philosophers, and beget a suspicion at least, if not a full persuasion, that this subject is very copious ,
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