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Definition of "inordinate" []

  • Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate. See Synonyms at excessive. (adjective)
  • Not regulated; disorderly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inordinate" in a sentence
  • "I agree, but if progressives are only 20% you spend in inordinate amount of time harping on them."
  • "Yet so inordinate is the sex-distinction of the human race that the whole field of human progress has been considered a masculine prerogative."
  • "Indeed, pride -- defined as the inordinate love of oneself -- was the sin that brought down Satan and the other rebellious angels."