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Definition of "inordinateness" [inordinateness]

  • The quality of being inordinate; unreasonable excess. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "inordinateness" in a sentence
  • "Therefore it seems that this kind of inordinateness should also have been forbidden by a precept of the Decalogue."
  • "Just as it happens in persons who cannot satiate their passion upon women, and having made trial of everything else and falling into vagaries, at last attempt things not to be mentioned; even so inordinateness in feeding, when it hath once passed the bounds of nature and necessity, studies at last to diversify the lusts of its intemperate appetite by cruelty and villany."
  • "Yet there was inordinateness in their contention, because they contended about a matter which they ought not to have contended about, viz. the primacy of honor; for they were not spiritual men as yet, as a gloss says on the same passage; and for this reason Our Lord checked them."