inordinateness

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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