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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.
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the quality of being immoderate, disordered, or without restraint or proportion. — inordinate, adj.
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The behaviour that led to inflation, then, can be seen from the perspective of the coming arithmetic restoration as what William Rees-Mogg describes in The Reigning Error as a capitulation to inordinacy, or, elsewhere, as an erosion of eternal laws by the gratification of present desires--or spending--so that inflation becomes a numerical index for a wide range of decadent behaviours, including sexual promiscuity and drug addiction.
A mirth that is over and above the pleasure we take in the inordinacy of God's munificence.
Allah will pay them back their mockery, and He leaves them alone in their inordinacy, blindly wandering on" (2:24-25); "Surely the (true) religion with Allah is Islam.