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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.

inordinate

(ɪnˈɔːdɪnɪt)
adj
1. exceeding normal limits; immoderate
2. unrestrained, as in behaviour or emotion; intemperate
3. irregular or disordered
[C14: from Latin inordinātus disordered, from in-1 + ordināre to put in order]
inˈordinacy, inˈordinateness n
inˈordinately adv

in•or•di•nate

(ɪnˈɔr dn ɪt)

adj.
1. not within proper limits; excessive: to drink an inordinate amount of wine.
2. unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate lover of antiques.
3. disorderly; uncontrolled.
4. not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours.
[1350–1400; Middle English inordinat < Latin inordinātus disordered]
in•or′di•nate•ly, adv.
in•or′di•nate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inordinate - beyond normal limitsinordinate - beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

inordinate

inordinate

adjective
Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
Translations
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inordinate

[ɪˈnɔːdɪnɪt] ADJ (= excessive) → excesivo; (= unrestrained) → desmesurado, desmedido
he spent an inordinate amount of time/money on itempleó en ello una cantidad excesiva de tiempo/dinero

inordinate

[ɪnˈɔːrdɪnət] adj [amount, number] → disproportionné(e); [pleasure] → sans mesure; [pride] → démesuré(e), sans mesure
The idea gave me inordinate pleasure → Cette idée me procurait un plaisir sans mesure.
an inordinate length of time → un temps disproportionné, une durée disproportionnée

inordinate

adjunmäßig; number, size, sum of moneyübermäßig; demand, claim, fondnessübertrieben; to set inordinate store by somethingungeheuer or übertrieben viel Wert auf etw (acc)legen

inordinate

[ɪˈnɔːdɪnɪt] adjesagerato/a
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It affords you then an inordinate amount of self-esteem.
The inordinate pride of State importance has suggested to some minds an objection to the principle of a guaranty in the federal government, as involving an officious interference in the domestic concerns of the members.
We were not fighters like them; we were cunning and cowardly, and it was because of our cunning and cowardice, and our inordinate capacity for fear, that we survived in that frightfully hostile environment of the Younger World.
And what was a cocktail--one cocktail--to me who on so many occasions for so many years had drunk inordinate quantities of stiffer stuff and been unharmed?
As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
She slid into the silence with a technicality, asking if John still took his old inordinate amount of sugar.
It was the spirits and the intelligence, combined with inordinate roguishness, that made him what he was.
I am not learned enough to trace the influence of that life in making him what he is; but I think I can see the result in an over-excited imagination, and I fancy I can trace his exhibiting his power over the poor cousin and his singing of that wonderful song to no more formidable cause than inordinate self-conceit.
I have not seen her myself, and therefore cannot give you a particular account of her person and conversation, and so forth; but, if the old lady's eulogies are correct, you will find her to possess all desirable qualifications for her position: an inordinate love of children among the rest.
Being now provided with all the necessaries of life, I betook myself once again to study, and that with a more inordinate application than I had ever done formerly.
an immensely fat old woman, with an inordinate appetite for butcher's meat, and a mysterious leg which had now refused to get out of bed for fourteen years) contrived the marriage, at a period when Sparsit was just of age, and chiefly noticeable for a slender body, weakly supported on two long slim props, and surmounted by no head worth mentioning.
If thou desirest to mount unto this height, thou must set out courageously, and lay the axe to the root, that thou mayest pluck up and destroy that hidden inordinate inclination to thyself, and unto all private and earthly good.