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[ in-awr-dn-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF inordinate

Synonyms for inordinate

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Antonyms for inordinate

  • cheap
  • logical
  • low
  • moderate
  • reasonable
  • sensible
  • ok enough
  • warranted
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INORDINATE

He seemed to have no inordinate desire for admiration or even for approbation.

It is an inordinate paragraph, outraging all known rules of composition!

Sarah was not only under the influence of distrust, but of inordinate desire.

His inordinate vanity could readily supply the reasons for such a course.

You have yet to learn that it has also an inordinate capacity for swallowing light.

He fought back his despair, his jealousy, his inordinate fear.

The devotion of her whole being cannot satisfy its inordinate demands.

All that was clear was their inordinate appetite for subsidies.

No sheep or heifers were killed, and no inordinate quantity of porter was drunk.

They are not all duellists, nor all inordinate beer-drinkers.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INORDINATE

costlier

adjectiveexpensive

exorbitant

adjectiveextravagant, excessive
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