Origin of inordinate
Examples from the Web for inordinate
Jimmy Carter scolded Americans for their “inordinate fear of communism.”
Owl monkey offspring get an inordinate amount of care from their fathers.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks|P. J. O’Rourke|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then you will spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to cover your head up.A Breast Cancer Alphabet: F Is For Fashion Accessories|Madhulika Sikka|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Facebook exerts an inordinate amount of control over your life.Seven Hacks to Revolutionize Your Facebook Experience|Nina Strochlic|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to decide whether or not I will shave.
Apart from theatrical representations and gladiatorial combats, the Romans had an inordinate passion for chariot races.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
Their object is to merge all natural and all social sentiment in inordinate vanity.
From motives of decency I here omit describing the expedients they put in practice for satisfying their inordinate desires.
A poor farmer's boy acquired, while in the army, an inordinate appetite for drink.Grappling with the Monster|T. S. Arthur
The devotion of her whole being cannot satisfy its inordinate demands.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for inordinate
Word Origin for inordinate
Word Origin and History for inordinate
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.