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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inordinateness - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
immoderateness, immoderation - the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
extravagance, extravagancy - the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"
exorbitance, outrageousness - excessive excess
overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassment - extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
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The indiscretion in which it remains mysterious and ineffable precisely is attested by the exorbitant inordinateness of this indiscretion.
In a strict sense, though, Thomas had acknowledged that diabolical influence does not really enter into every sin because the cause of sin is the weakness of the human nature, or the inordinateness of the appetites, which the sinner freely allows to prevail.