Definition of Inordinate

1. Adjective. Beyond normal limits. "Unreasonable demands"

Exact synonyms: Excessive, Undue, Unreasonable
Similar to: Immoderate
Derivative terms: Exceed, Exceed, Excessiveness, Inordinateness



Definition of Inordinate

1. a. Not limited to rules prescribed, or to usual bounds; irregular; excessive; immoderate; as, an inordinate love of the world.

Definition of Inordinate

1. Adjective. Excessive; unreasonable or inappropriate in magnitude; extreme. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inordinate

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inordinate

inopinable
inopinate
inopportune
inopportunely
inopportuneness
inopportunity
inoppressive
inopulent
inorb
inorbed
inorbing
inorbs
inorder
inordinacies
inordinacy
inordinate (current term)
inordinately
inordinateness
inordination
inordinations
inorganic
inorganic acid
inorganic carbon
inorganic chemicals
inorganic chemist
inorganic chemistry
inorganic chemists
inorganic compound
inorganic compounds
inorganic dental cement

Literary usage of Inordinate

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1. Gesta Romanorum, Or, Entertaining Moral Stories: Invented by the Monks as a by Charles Swan (1824)
"... OF inordinate LOVE. TALE XIII. OP inordinate LOVE. A CERTAIN Emperor was strongly attached to a beautiful ..."

2. Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion, and Other Various by John Strype (1824)
"A proclamation far tlie redress of inordinate apparel, anno 1559. THAT although the queen might levy great sums of Collect, of mony at this present, ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER VI Of inordinate affections WHENSOEVER a man desireth aught above measure, immediately he becometh restless. The proud and the avaricious man are ..."

4. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... the people—Their inordinate self-esteem—Consequent deficiency of labor—Ecclesiastical government—Revenues of the Church—Characteristics of the Spanish ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Beyond those circles there was gross ignorance in the masses, and political intrigue or inordinate luxury in the upper ranks of society. ..."

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