[ih-mod-uh-rey-shuh n]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for immoderation

Historical Examples of immoderation

  • 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.

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