Prohibitive vs Excessive - What's the difference?

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Prohibitive is a synonym of excessive.


As adjectives the difference between prohibitive and excessive

is that prohibitive is tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow while excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

As a noun prohibitive

is (linguistics) negative imperative.

prohibitive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
  • Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
  • Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
  • I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) negative imperative
  • 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