Origin of inordinate
Examples from the Web for inordinately
For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I have been inordinately lucky all my life but the greatest luck of all has been Elizabeth,” he writes.
My father was inordinately proud of this honour, though my mother was mildly embarrassed at it.
He was a smallish man, well rounded, pleasant-faced, and inordinately proud of his name.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
Salt marshes are also especially favoured by all the pigeon family in quest of salt, of which they seem to be inordinately fond.Practical Taxidermy|Montagu Browne
Such tipple would warm a graven image into speech, and my brother is inordinately curious.Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
To her surprise, he did not appear to be inordinately shocked.The Inside of the Cup, Complete|Winston Churchill
He was proud of his physical appearance, inordinately pleased with his great height, vain of it even.Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)|Frank Harris
British Dictionary definitions for inordinately
Word Origin for inordinate
Word Origin and History for inordinately
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.