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excessive

adjective characterized by excess, exaggerated, exceeding, exceeding what is usual, exorbitant, extra, extravagant, extreme, fanatical, gross, immoderate, immoderatus, immodicus, intemperate, needless, nimius, nonessential, out of bounds, outrageous, overflowing, overmuch, plethoric, preposterous, profuse, rank, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, unbounded, uncalled for, unconscionable, undue, unnecessary, unneeded, unreasonable
Associated concepts: excessive assessment, excessive bail, excessive damages, excessive sentence, excessive tax, exxessive verdict
See also: brutal, disproportionate, drastic, egregious, excess, exorbitant, expendable, extreme, fanatical, gluttonous, gratuitous, harsh, hot-blooded, inflated, inordinate, intemperate, needless, onerous, outrageous, prodigal, profuse, rampant, redundant, residuary, superlative, unconscionable, undue, unendurable, unnecessary, unreasonable, unrestrained, unwarranted, usurious

DAMAGES, EXCESSIVE. Such damages as are unreasonably great, and not warranted by law.
     2. The damages are excessive in the following cases: 1. When they are greater than is demanded by the writ and declaration. 6 Call 85; 7 Wend. 330. 2. When they are greater than is authorized by the rules and principles of law, as in the case of actions upon contracts, or for torts done to property, the value of which may be ascertained by evidence. 4 Mass. 14; 5 Mass. 435; 6 Halst. 284.
     3. But in actions for torts to the person or reputation of the plaintiff, the damages will not be considered excessive unless they are outrageous. 2 A. K. Marsh 365; Hard. 586; 3 Dana, 464; 2 Pick. 113; 7 Pick. 82; 9 John. 45; 10 John. 443; 4 Mass. 1; 9 Pick. 11; 2 Penn. 578.
     4. When the damages are excessive, a new trial will be granted on that ground.

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