As adjectives the difference between overwhelming and excessive
is that overwhelming
is overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong while excessive
is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
As a verb overwhelming
is present participle of to overwhelm
Present participle of to overwhelm .
Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.
Very great or intense.
- The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades.
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