- not moderate; exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme.
- Obsolete. intemperate.
- Obsolete. without bounds.
Origin of immoderate
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1. exorbitant, unreasonable; inordinate; extravagant.
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Examples from the Web for immoderate
Better institutionalize me a second time...” and “Academia is going to have to get used to a bit of immoderate tweeting.Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets
December 11, 2014
The so-called moderate opposition—made up of hundreds of disparate groups—is often immoderate and rarely cohesive.Why Airstrikes in Syria Won't Work
Rep. Adam Schiff
September 4, 2014
The new, immoderate Republican Party is therefore unlikely to succeed better in the near future than it has in the recent past.
What have the immoderate Republicans of the Tea Party era accomplished?
Every Indian election brings with it a kind of itinerant circus full of immoderate speech.Gandhi Family Feud
April 12, 2009
That immoderate love of liberty had indeed been as fate to him.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
By menorrhagia we understand an immoderate flow of the menses.
If not altogether freed from all, at least from immoderate desires?Bunyan Characters - Third Series
But yourself; for your own sake do not thus yield to immoderate grief.Hubert's Wife
Minnie Mary Lee
Not for worlds would he have harboured an exaggerated or immoderate idea.The Daughters of Danaus
- lacking in moderation; excessiveimmoderate demands
- obsolete venial; intemperateimmoderate habits
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Word Origin and History for immoderate
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