But Loki “was an outsider, with a need for the inordinate ... Alone among all these beings he had humor and wit.”
In its deliberations, the Court spent an inordinate amount of time—three years— meticulously investigating the case.
Owl monkey offspring get an inordinate amount of care from their fathers.
But he also showed an inordinate interest in shooting and his prowess, going to the range at night when he could not sleep.
Facebook exerts an inordinate amount of control over your life.
He aroused in Kedzie an inordinate appetite for pictures of herself.
No sheep or heifers were killed, and no inordinate quantity of porter was drunk.
Columbus sailed back over his course with an inordinate idea of the riches of the country which he was leaving.
Their appetites were not yet sufficiently sharp, to have an inordinate craving for meat.
He bore the governor a grudge, for Dudley had chafed him in his inordinate vanity and love of power.
late 14c., "not ordered, lacking order or regularity," from Latin inordinatus "unordered, not arranged," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ordinatus, past participle of ordinare "to set in order" (see order). Sense of "immoderate, excessive" is from notion of "not kept within orderly limits." Related: Inordinately; inordinateness.