Exceedingly vs Excessive - What's the difference?

exceedingly | excessive |


As an adverb exceedingly

is to a vastly great extent or degree.

As an adjective excessive is

exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

exceedingly

English

Adverb

(-)
  • To a vastly great extent or degree.
  • To an extreme or unusual degree, extent, etc.; extremely
  • 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