In its deliberations, the Court spent an inordinate amount of time—three years— meticulously investigating the case.
But he also showed an inordinate interest in shooting and his prowess, going to the range at night when he could not sleep.
But thanks to Jaws, a film made 36 years ago, an inordinate percentage of Americans suffer from selachophobia.
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.