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immoderate

[ih-mod-er-it] /ɪˈmɒd ər ɪt/
adjective
1.
not moderate; exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme.
2.
Obsolete, intemperate.
3.
Obsolete. without bounds.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin immoderātus. See im-2, moderate
Related forms
immoderately, adverb
immoderateness, noun
Synonyms
1. exorbitant, unreasonable; inordinate; extravagant.
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Examples for immoderate
  • If it did not entail the risk of being immoderate, the pleasure it procures would lose its intensity.
  • Let's see if this neutral comment survives the immoderate moderator's ministrations.
  • Moderate honors are wont to augment, but immoderate to diminish.
  • He was reproached with indulging his taste for the fine arts at an immoderate expense.
  • By his immoderate laughter you can always distinguish a fool.
  • Thirdly, all immoderate attachment to created things.
  • His behavior towards his totem animal was subtly ambivalent, expressing itself in immoderate hating and loving.
  • Against this immoderate wish there arose a powerful defensive impulse.
  • These signs already display a potentially immoderate amount of information that the road user is expected to process.
  • The brothers allegedly were motivated by their sister's immoderate lifestyle.
British Dictionary definitions for immoderate

immoderate

/ɪˈmɒdərɪt; ɪˈmɒdrɪt/
adjective
1.
lacking in moderation; excessive immoderate demands
2.
(obsolete) venial; intemperate immoderate habits
Derived Forms
immoderately, adverb
immoderation, immoderateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for immoderate
adj.

late 14c., from Latin immoderatus "boundless, immeasurable," figuratively "unrestrained, excessive," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + moderatus "restrained" (see moderate). Related: Immoderately.

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