Excessive and Moderate


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Excessive adjective – Going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount.
Usage example: nerdy hackers who spend an excessive amount of time sitting in front of their computers

Moderate is an antonym for excessive in overdone topic.
Nearby Words: excess, excessively
Antonyms for Excessive


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Moderate adjective – Avoiding extremes in behavior or expression.
Usage example: he was only a moderate drinker, generally stopping after a couple of glasses of wine

Excessive is an antonym for moderate in topics: reasonable, calm, fair.
Nearby Words: modest, moderation, moderately, moderated, modestly
Antonyms for Moderate
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Things that words describes

anger excessive anger moderate anger
power excessive power moderate power
amount excessive amount moderate amount
number excessive number moderate number
Other nouns: degree, use, speed, example, usage, damage, swearing, injuries, amounts, tendencies, levels.

Both words in one sentence

  • Often referred to as "garbage wrestling" because of its complete disregard for traditional mat wrestling and even an underemphasis on moderate brawling and "tame" weapon use in favor of excessive and creative use of unconventional weapons and extreme induced bleeding.
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Moderate and Excessive. (2016). Retrieved 2021, November 30, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/excessive/moderate
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