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inordinate

[in-awr-dn-it] /ɪnˈɔr dn ɪt/
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
1350-1400; Middle English inordinat < Latin inordinātus disordered, equivalent to in- in-3 + ordinātus orderly, appointed; see ordinate, ordain
Related forms
inordinately, adverb
inordinateness, noun
Synonyms
1. extreme, exorbitant, outrageous, unreasonable, disproportionate.
Antonyms
1. reasonable.
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British Dictionary definitions for inordinateness

inordinate

/ɪnˈɔːdɪnɪt/
adjective
1.
exceeding normal limits; immoderate
2.
unrestrained, as in behaviour or emotion; intemperate
3.
irregular or disordered
Derived Forms
inordinacy, inordinateness, noun
inordinately, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin inordinātus disordered, from in-1 + ordināre to put in order
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Word Origin and History for inordinateness

inordinate

adj.

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.

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