Antonyms of adj excessive

2 senses of excessive

Sense 1
excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable -- (beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands")

INDIRECT (VIA immoderate) -> moderate -- (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart")

Sense 2
excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening -- (unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed")

INDIRECT (VIA unrestrained) -> restrained -- (under restraint)

Similarity of adj excessive

2 senses of excessive

Sense 1
excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable -- (beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands")
       => immoderate (vs. moderate) -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")

Sense 2
excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening -- (unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed")
       => unrestrained (vs. restrained) -- (not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter")

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