immoderately


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.immoderately - without moderation; in an immoderate manner; "he eats immoderately"
moderately - with moderation; in a moderate manner; "he drinks moderately"
2.immoderately - to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderationimmoderately - to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation; "his prices are unreasonably high"
fairly, jolly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat - to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
Translations

immoderately

[ɪˈmɒdərɪtlɪ] ADV [hasty, eager] → excesivamente; [laugh] → exageradamente; [use] → en exceso
to drink immoderatelybeber en exceso

immoderately

adv eat, drinkunmäßig; hatemaßlos
References in classic literature ?
But the man was so immoderately given to pleasures that he asked for these and for a life like that of the gods.
One fine morning a young man whose hair was not immoderately long, but abundant and curly, and who was otherwise English in his equipment, had just turned his back on the Belvedere Torso in the Vatican and was looking out on the magnificent view of the mountains from the adjoining round vestibule.
She mimicked poor Sam to Janet that night, and both of them laughed immoderately over his plunge into sentiment.
It may likewise be said, That the wisest men have been in their youth immoderately fond of pleasure.
Mildred taught her to call him daddy, and when the child did this for the first time of her own accord, laughed immoderately.
It was useless to tell her, through clenched teeth, that the whole thing was a joke, for she understood no jokes except her own, of which she had the most immoderately high opinion, and that would have mattered little to me had not David liked them also.
He had immoderately praised the effect of the yellow blossoms against her brown tresses; and she had left the chaplet there, and walked back to the house swinging her straw sailor in her hands.
And though he belonged to the household troops, who, as it was their duty to rally round the Prince Regent, had not shown their valour in foreign service yet, Rawdon Crawley had already (apropos of play, of which he was immoderately fond) fought three bloody duels, in which he gave ample proofs of his contempt for death.
Augustine laughed immoderately at the grave and anxious face with which Miss Ophelia propounded the question.
I am taken home in a sad plight, and I have beef-steaks put to my eyes, and am rubbed with vinegar and brandy, and find a great puffy place bursting out on my upper lip, which swells immoderately.
Minerva now made the suitors fall to laughing immoderately, and set their wits wandering; but they were laughing with a forced laughter.
No sooner had he turned his back than the officer laid himself down in it, and he had scarcely crossed the threshold before his successor, in his turn, was snoring immoderately.