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