“I have been inordinately lucky all my life but the greatest luck of all has been Elizabeth,” he writes.
My father was inordinately proud of this honour, though my mother was mildly embarrassed at it.
For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.
It is almost as if he wished to rid himself of others; and he is inordinately proud of his own activity.
He was not inordinately agnostic, or in the way of becoming so.
Colonel Lewis wore no wig and was smoking a pipe, of which he was inordinately fond.
Do you know, my Gabrielle, I have discovered that Leonora is inordinately selfish?
Food was inordinately dear, because a high tariff had been imposed on imports.
His father said he was a fool, and was inordinately fond of him nevertheless.
She was, however, inordinately happy; at the sight of the picture of woe on his face all her trust in him returned.
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.