Unwarranted vs. Excessive - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Unwarranted (adjective)

    Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.

  • Unwarranted (adjective)

    Unjustified, inappropriate or undeserved.

  • Excessive (adjective)

    Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

    "Putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute seems rather excessive."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Excessive (adjective)

    more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate

    "he was drinking excessive amounts of brandy"

Webster Dictionary

  • Unwarranted (adjective)

    Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.

  • Excessive (adjective)

    Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Unwarranted (adjective)

    incapable of being justified or explained

  • Unwarranted (adjective)

    without a basis in reason or fact;

    "baseless gossip"

    "the allegations proved groundless"

    "idle fears"

    "unfounded suspicions"

    "unwarranted jealousy"

  • Unwarranted (adjective)

    lacking justification or authorization;

    "unreasonable searches and seizures"

    "desire for undue private profit"

    "unwarranted limitations of personal freedom"

  • Excessive (adjective)

    beyond normal limits;

    "excessive charges"

    "a book of inordinate length"

    "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"

    "unreasonable demands"

  • Excessive (adjective)

    unrestrained in especially feelings;

    "extravagant praise"

    "exuberant compliments"

    "overweening ambition"

    "overweening greed"

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