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What is the opposite of excessive?

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Adjective
(moderate) Opposite of more than is necessary, normal, or desirable
“We only ate a moderate amount of food at the party.”
Adjective
(deficient) Opposite of more than is necessary, normal, or desirable
“We had a worryingly insufficient amount of funds to last us till our next paycheck.”
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(necessary) Opposite of more than is necessary, normal, or desirable
“We always make a conscious effort to only purchase what is necessary.”
Adjective
Opposite of that has been described as greater or better than it actually is
“There is understated confidence about the food, and the service allows you to sit back and truly relax.”
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Opposite of much too high, especially in price
“I love cheap thrills!”
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Opposite of recklessly wasteful, extravagant, or self-indulgent
Adjective
Opposite of significantly large in size, amount, value or degree
Adjective
Opposite of not able to be shown to be right or reasonable
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Opposite of severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
“Whenever he tried too hard to recall the sequences, he experienced a dull headache which, though not incapacitating, was unpleasant.”
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Opposite of requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
Adjective
Opposite of uninhibited or without restraint
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Opposite of excessive, as results from obsession
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Opposite of of great size
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Opposite of requiring more effort than could be reasonably expected or asked for
“Given the ample time they had to amend the education bill, the interns felt that it was an easy task to complete.”
Adjective
Opposite of devoted to pleasure
Adjective
Opposite of strict or exacting in standards
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Opposite of harsh or severe in nature
“Nelson was a gentle soul who wouldn't hurt a fly.”
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Opposite of extreme in intensity
“The two opposing groups had a half-hearted fight before going their separate ways.”
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Opposite of of exaggerated importance or value
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Opposite of extravagantly ornate in expression or prose
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Opposite of harsh, usually to a disproportionate degree
“The company afforded him flexible hours to accommodate his long commute to work.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
Adjective
Opposite of blatantly obvious or conspicuous
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