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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.
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Noun1.immoderation - the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
moderation, moderateness - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
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Financial Frictions, the Financial Immoderation, and the Great Moderation.
Miller (1994) suggests that companies with great success either become prone to inertia (at inception or over time), immoderation, and inattention to changing market conditions.
Social conservatives recognize the falsity of this view, understanding that immoderation in sexual matters corrupts individual character and can have deleterious social consequences.
Links between food insecurity and obesity contradict common assumptions that obesity stems from excess or immoderation (such as obesity's association with the sin of gluttony) (19) (Ruiz, 2007).
Riyadh, Dhu-AlQa'dah 01, 1435, August 27, 2014, SPA -- King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue has called on scholars, preachers, thinkers and intellectuals to communicate with it to help in formulating a common national vision about appropriate solutions to address the problems of immoderation and extremism.
In addition, such a hedonistic perspective is associated with immoderation and waste, which is--according to Islamic teachings--a reprehensible immoral act as well as a type of social deviation.
Suffice it to say, American immoderation is alive and well in Asia this 4th of July.
63), but whereas Morley linked Swinburne's monomaniacal impulses to immoderation, Rossetti connected Swinburne's "excess of emphasis" and "monotony" (pp.
It also honours girls' right to education, that are upheld by the teachings of our religion, Islam, without extremism, seclusion or immoderation," he added.
To aim at that [charity-based institutions] is not only to dignify the duty of the rich toward the poor, but to elevate the poor themselves, for, while it urges them to work in order to improve their condition, it preserves them meantime from danger, it refrains immoderation in their desires, and acts as a spur in the practice of virtue.
It does not at all mean squandering God-given energies and indulging in immoderation and libertinism.
It is a roiling enclave of poverty and immoderation.