Unacceptable vs Excessive - What's the difference?

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Unacceptable is a related term of excessive.


As adjectives the difference between unacceptable and excessive

is that unacceptable is unsatisfactory; not acceptable while excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

unacceptable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • unsatisfactory; not acceptable
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 16 , author=Denis Campbell , title=Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients' , work=Guardian citation , page= , passage="This shocking report proves once again that we urgently need a radical shake-up of hospital care," said Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society. "Given that people with dementia occupy a quarter of hospital beds and that many leave in worse health than when they were admitted, it is unacceptable that training in dementia care is not the norm."}}
  • (linguistics) not conforming to accepted usage
  • Synonyms

    * inacceptable (less common)

    Antonyms

    * acceptable

    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