Expressive vs Excessive - What's the difference?

expressive | excessive |


As adjectives the difference between expressive and excessive

is that expressive is effectively conveying thought or feeling while excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

expressive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Effectively conveying thought or feeling.
  • Antonyms

    * inexpressive * unexpressive

    Derived terms

    * expressiveness

    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