inordinately


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in·or·di·nate

 (ĭn-ôr′dn-ĭt)
adj.
1. Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate. See Synonyms at excessive.
2. Archaic Not regulated; disorderly.

[Middle English inordinat, from Latin inōrdinātus, disordered : in-, not; see in-1 + ōrdinātus, past participle of ōrdināre, to set in order (from ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

in·or′di·na·cy, in·or′di·nate·ness n.
in·or′di·nate·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.inordinately - extremely; "she was inordinately smart"; "it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate"
Translations

inordinately

[ɪˈnɔːdɪnɪtlɪ] ADVdesmesuradamente, excesivamente

inordinately

[ɪnˈɔːrdɪnətli] adv
an inordinately long time → un temps disproportionné
inordinately high bank charges → des frais bancaires hors de toute proportion
The restaurant is inordinately expensive → Les prix pratiqués par le restaurant sont hors de toute proportion.
inordinately proud
He is inordinately proud of his wife's achievements → Les exploits de sa femme lui procurent une fierté démesurée.
She looked inordinately pleased with herself → Elle affichait un air de satisfaction triomphale.

inordinately

advunmäßig; large, high, longübermäßig; to be inordinately fond of somethingetw allzu gern mögen

inordinately

[ɪˈnɔːdɪnɪtlɪ] adv an inordinately large sum of moneyuna cifra esorbitante or astronomica
an inordinately large amount of food → una quantità esagerata di cibo
an inordinately long time → un'infinità di tempo
References in classic literature ?
Here was a set of new characters who were become inordinately prominent and who persisted in remaining so to the end; and back yonder was an older set who made a large noise and a great to-do for a little while and then suddenly played out utterly and fell down the well.
If I see anyone acting apart and helping either Trojans or Danaans, he shall be beaten inordinately ere he come back again to Olympus; or I will hurl him down into dark Tartarus far into the deepest pit under the earth, where the gates are iron and the floor bronze, as far beneath Hades as heaven is high above the earth, that you may learn how much the mightiest I am among you.
We know of them, among other things, that they are always to their possessor, when inordinately possessed, a source of the liveliest enjoyment.
Also, she was short and inordinately stout, while her gross, flabby chin completely concealed her neck.
And again I became inordinately agitated as though it were my absolute fate to be everlastingly dying and reviving to the tormenting fact of her existence.
To say no more, the conformation of his visiter's feet was sufficiently remarkable - he maintained lightly upon his head an inordinately tall hat - there was a tremulous swelling about the hinder part of his breeches - and the vibration of his coat tail was a palpable fact.
For a time it seemed that there might be a permanent reconciliation when, for years after the disappearance of the little Prince Richard, De Montfort devoted much of his time and private fortune to prosecuting a search through all the world for the little fellow, of whom he was inordinately fond.
Descendants of these original colonists were for a while inordinately proud of their genealogy; but in time the blood became so widely diffused that it ran in the veins practically of all Americans.
One last word of information, which it may be necessary to add, and I shall close this inordinately long letter.
Every being, which during its natural lifetime produces several eggs or seeds, must suffer destruction during some period of its life, and during some season or occasional year, otherwise, on the principle of geometrical increase, its numbers would quickly become so inordinately great that no country could support the product.
So I went back to the fogs, and after groping about for a few days more began to long inordinately for Germany.
He was inordinately fond of them for so young a creature, and, remembering my unfortunate father as well as his, I dreaded the consequences of such a taste.