inordinate

[in-awr-dn-it]
adjective
1.
not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine.
2.
unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty.
3.
disorderly; uncontrolled.
4.
not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English inordinat < Latin inordinātus disordered, equivalent to in- in-3 + ordinātus orderly, appointed; see ordinate, ordain

inordinately, adverb
inordinateness, noun


1. extreme, exorbitant, outrageous, unreasonable, disproportionate.


1. reasonable.
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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]
 
in'ordinacy
 
n
 
in'ordinateness
 
n
 
in'ordinately
 
adv

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inordinate
late 14c., from L. inordinatus "unordered," from in- "not" + ordinatus, pp. of ordinare "to set in order" (see order). Sense of "immoderate, excessive" is from notion of "not kept within orderly limits."
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Example sentences
Spend an inordinate amount of time crafting your business plan's executive
  summary.
Certain drivers spent an inordinate amount of time looking at the gauge rather
  than the road.
Vertical farms require an inordinate amount of energy and water, not unlike
  conventional farming.
Boomers grew up drunk on idealism and have always spent an inordinate amount of
  time congratulating themselves for this quality.
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