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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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Law premised on the state system is nothing but an immoderation....
Lerner presents a Montesquieuan Gibbon who made "prodigious efforts in leading his readers to recognize and reject immoderation and hatred in all their guises," including, it seems, hyper-progressive ones.
Caesar contrasts Antony's present immoderation with his past virtue when he crossed the Alps while enduring harsh famine:
The youth started to be leaders of tomorrow to ensure that they are clear on one agenda to not accept immoderation in any shape and size.
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If the ancients were immoderate in their moderation, the moderns were not moderate enough in their immoderation (Rosen, 1989, p.
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So, it may be considered an immoderation of dihedral order 8.