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August 27, 2012

Excessive vs. Unreasonable

Excessive can mean to go beyond what is necessary. To be unreasonable can mean to go beyond what is logical. Consider the following examples.

The purchase was an excessive display of wealth.  
The purchase was an unreasonable display of wealth.

Using the word excessive can imply emotional or impulsive decision making. Unreasonable can suggest a lack of planning. 

Simply stated, was the decision excessively unreasonable?