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Origin of immoderate

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word immoderātus. See im-2, moderate
Related formsim·mod·er·ate·ly, adverbim·mod·er·ate·ness, noun

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Contemporary Examples of immoderate

  • Better institutionalize me a second time...” and “Academia is going to have to get used to a bit of immoderate tweeting.

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    Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets

    Nina Strochlic

    December 11, 2014

  • The so-called moderate opposition—made up of hundreds of disparate groups—is often immoderate and rarely cohesive.

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    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.

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    Are Moderate Republicans Useless?

    David Frum

    January 29, 2013

  • What have the immoderate Republicans of the Tea Party era accomplished?

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    Are Moderate Republicans Useless?

    David Frum

    January 29, 2013

  • Every Indian election brings with it a kind of itinerant circus full of immoderate speech.

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    Gandhi Family Feud

    Shoma Chaudhury

    April 12, 2009

Historical Examples of immoderate

British Dictionary definitions for immoderate


  1. lacking in moderation; excessiveimmoderate demands
  2. obsolete venial; intemperateimmoderate habits
Derived Formsimmoderately, adverbimmoderation or immoderateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for immoderate

late 14c., from Latin immoderatus "boundless, immeasurable," figuratively "unrestrained, excessive," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + moderatus "restrained" (see moderate). Related: Immoderately.

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