excessive vs exuberant what difference

what is difference between excessive and exuberant

English

Etymology

From Middle French excessif, from Medieval Latin excessivus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɛsɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪv

Adjective

excessive (comparative more excessive, superlative most excessive)

  1. Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:excessive

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • deficient

Derived terms

  • excessive number

Related terms

  • exceed
  • excess

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.sɛ.siv/

Adjective

excessive

  1. feminine singular of excessif

Interlingua

Adjective

excessive (comparative plus excessive, superlative le plus excessive)

  1. excessive

Related terms

  • excesso

Latin

Adjective

excessīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of excessīvus


English

Etymology

From Middle French exubérant, from Latin exūberāns, the present active participle of exūberō (be abundant). Put together from ex (out), and uber (udder), and originally would have referred to a cow or she-goat which was making so much milk that it naturally dripped or sprayed from the udder.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzuːbəɹənt/

Adjective

exuberant (comparative more exuberant, superlative most exuberant)

  1. (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
    Synonyms: buoyant, cheerful, high-spirited
    • 1882, Frank R. Stockton, “The Lady or the Tiger?”:
      He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
    • 1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22:
      She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  2. (literary, of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant.
    Synonyms: profuse, superabundant
    • 1852, The Ark, and Odd Fellows’ Western Magazine
      It pencilled each flower with rich and variegated hues, and threw over its exuberant foliage a vesture of emerald green.
    • 1972, Ken Lemmon, “Restoration Work at Studley Royal,” Garden History, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
      The County Architect’s Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.

Derived terms

  • exuberantly

Related terms

  • exuberance

Translations

Further reading

  • “exuberant”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “exuberant”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Latin

Verb

exūberant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of exūberō

Occitan

Etymology

From Latin exūberāns.

Pronunciation

Adjective

exuberant m (feminine singular exuberanta, masculine plural exuberants, feminine plural exuberantas)

  1. exuberant (of a person: very high-spirited)
  2. exuberant (abundant)

Related terms

  • exuberància

Romanian

Etymology

From French exubérant, from Latin exuberans.

Adjective

exuberant m or n (feminine singular exuberantă, masculine plural exuberanți, feminine and neuter plural exuberante)

  1. exuberant

Declension


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