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[ih-mod-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən/
lack of moderation.
Origin of immoderation
First recorded in 1535-45, immoderation is from the Latin word immoderātiōn- (stem of immoderātiō). See im-2, moderation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for immoderation
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  • Just eating him alone was eating pickled oysters in immoderation.

    The Idiot at Home John Kendrick Bangs
  • She stopped her horse and laughed with the immoderation of a boy.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • To-day, for him who hath eyes to see, the marks of a like immoderation are upon our generation also.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
  • This immoderation of her clothes, the fright she was in—so nervous at first that she could hardly stand—became her very ill.

  • But here it was done everywhere and at all hours and in all degrees of immoderation and vulgarity.

    Children of the Market Place

    Edgar Lee Masters
  • In addition to the immoderation characterizing our life, how much have the fruits themselves lost in excellence?

  • I am making strenuous efforts to speak with immoderation of an "infallible institution."

    The Story of Joan of Arc M. M. Mangasarian
  • The instant impulse did not permit himself to argue the immoderation of his care of her.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
Word Origin and History for immoderation

early 15c., from Latin immoderationem (nominative immoderatio) "want of moderation, excess," from immoderatus (see immoderate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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