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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Excessive as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 42 answers for the crossword clue 'Excessive', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Excessive a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Excessive as an answer itself some 39 times.

Excessive is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 05 November 2021 with the answer being OVERTHETOP, but the most popular answer for this clue is UNDUE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
  • Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters


4 Letters

Most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"

5 Letters

STEEP chris roberson
Of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"

(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm; "extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative"

Not yet payable; "an undue loan"

6 Letters

Having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"


7 Letters

The furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes"

Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments"

More than necessary; "she eats too much"; "let's not blame them overmuch"

8 Letters


Unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"

More than necessary; "she eats too much"; "let's not blame them overmuch"

9 Letters

(chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million

Produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming"

Past the stage of full bloom; "overblown roses"

10 Letters

BALLYHOOED Surinder Sobti

DISGUSTING Surinder Sobti
Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"

DISSIPATED Surinder Sobti
Preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"

EXORBITANT Surinder Sobti
Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"

GLUTTONOUS Surinder Sobti
Given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

HYPERBOLIC Surinder Sobti
Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style"

Beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

Beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"

NAUSEATING Surinder Sobti
Causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"

OUTOFSIGHT Surinder Sobti
Quietly in concealment; "he lay doggo"

Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

OVERSTATED Surinder Sobti
Represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself"


PROFLIGATE Surinder Sobti
A recklessly extravagant consumer

SURPASSING Surinder Sobti
Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"

UNMEASURED Surinder Sobti
Not composed of measured syllables; not metrical; "unmeasured prose"

UNTAMPERED Surinder Sobti

VOLUPTUOUS Surinder Sobti
Having strong sexual appeal; "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot mama"; "a voluptuous woman"; "a toothsome blonde in a tight dress"

11 Letters

Recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"

Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"

Presumptuously arrogant; "had a witty but overweening manner"; "no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet; "getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

More than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

12 Letters

Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"

Not reasonable; not showing good judgment

13 Letters

Most excessively abundant

16 Letters

Not proportionate

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