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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 of immoderate
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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  • It shows the vanity of immoderate pretensions, the power of wisdom and virtue, the impotence of folly and crime.

  • Not for worlds would he have harboured an exaggerated or immoderate idea.

  • He must escape from that “hydroptic, immoderate” thirst of experience by yielding to it.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • He was reproached with indulging his taste for the fine arts at an immoderate expense.

  • Thereupon he recognised me, and his eyes grew round, yet expressed no immoderate surprise.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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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