Wasteful is a related term of excessive.
As adjectives the difference between wasteful and excessive
is that wasteful
is inclined to waste or squander money or resources while excessive
is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Inclined to waste or squander money or resources.
(obsolete) Uninhabited, desolate.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.6:
- Shortly unto the wastefull woods she came, / Whereas she found the Goddesse with her crew [...].
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