immoderate


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im·mod·er·ate

 (ĭ-mŏd′ər-ĭt)
adj.
Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate: immoderate spending; immoderate laughter. See Synonyms at excessive.

[Middle English, from Latin immoderātus : in-, not; see in-1 + moderātus, past participle of moderārī, to moderate; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

im·mod′er·ate·ly adv.
im·mod′er·a′tion n.

immoderate

(ɪˈmɒdərɪt; ɪˈmɒdrɪt)
adj
1. lacking in moderation; excessive: immoderate demands.
2. obsolete venial; intemperate: immoderate habits.
imˈmoderately adv
imˌmoderˈation, imˈmoderateness n

im•mod•er•ate

(ɪˈmɒd ər ɪt)

adj.
exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
im•mod′er•a•cy, n.
im•mod′er•ate•ly, adv.
im•mod′er•ate•ness, n.
im•mod`er•a′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
unreasonable - not reasonable; not showing good judgment
intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
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"

immoderate

immoderate

adjective
Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
Translations

immoderate

[ɪˈmɒdərɪt] ADJ [opinion, reaction] → desmesurado; [demand] → excesivo, inmoderado; [person] → extremista, radical
with immoderate haste (frm) → con excesiva or desmesurada celeridad (frm)

immoderate

[ɪˈmɒdərət] adj [amount, number] → démesuré(e)

immoderate

adj desireübermäßig, unmäßig; viewsübertrieben, extrem; personextrem

immoderate

[ɪˈmɒdrɪt] adj (person) → smodato/a, sregolato/a; (opinion, reaction, demand) → eccessivo/a

immoderate

a. inmoderado-a, sin moderación.
References in classic literature ?
And Sam and Andy laid their heads back on their shoulders, and broke into a low, immoderate laugh, snapping their fingers and flourishing their heels with exquisite delight.
So Peggotty said; but I am afraid the chat was all on her own side, and of immoderate length, as she was very difficult indeed to stop, God bless her
Twelve of our crew were dead by immoderate labour and ill food; the rest were in a very weak condition.
But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.
While exclaiming loudly against duels and brawls, they excited them secretly to quarrel, deriving an immoderate satisfaction or genuine regret from the success or defeat of their own combatants.
It had, indeed, in a superlative degree, the two principal ingredients which serve to recommend all great and noble designs of this nature; for it required an immoderate expense to execute, and a vast length of time to bring it to any sort of perfection.
No one could love a child more than I loved your brother"--tears came into his eyes as he spoke--"but is it not a duty to the survivors that we should refrain from augmenting their unhappiness by an appearance of immoderate grief?
The anguish of immoderate compassion was succeeded by the pain of an innocent but pitiless rage.
But he had never been given a glimpse of immeasurable strength and of immoderate wrath, the wrath that passes exhausted but never appeased -- the wrath and fury of the passionate sea.
As I had once done thus in my breaking away from my parents, so I could not be content now, but I must go and leave the happy view I had of being a rich and thriving man in my new plantation, only to pursue a rash and immoderate desire of rising faster than the nature of the thing admitted; and thus I cast myself down again into the deepest gulf of human misery that ever man fell into, or perhaps could be consistent with life and a state of health in the world.
There was something in Kate's manner that was not to be resisted, and so Nathaniel Pipkin complied with the invitation; and after a great deal of blushing on his part, and immoderate laughter on that of the wicked little cousin, Nathaniel Pipkin went down on his knees on the dewy grass, and declared his resolution to remain there for ever, unless he were permitted to rise the accepted lover of Maria Lobbs.
Then shall all vain imaginations, evil perturbations, and superfluous cares fly away; then shall immoderate fear leave thee, and inordinate love shall die.