Wasteful vs Excessive - What's the difference?

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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.

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wasteful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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 [...].

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    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."

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    Antonyms

    * insufficient * deficient

    Derived terms

    * excessive number