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inordinate

[ in-awr-dn-it ]
/ ɪnˈɔr dn ɪt /
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adjective

not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine.
unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty.
disorderly; uncontrolled.
not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours.

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Origin of inordinate

1350–1400; Middle English inordinat<Latin inordinātus disordered, equivalent to in-in-3 + ordinātus orderly, appointed; see ordinate, ordain

OTHER WORDS FROM inordinate

in·or·di·nate·ly, adverbin·or·di·nate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inordinate

inordinate
/ (ɪnˈɔːdɪnɪt) /

adjective

exceeding normal limits; immoderate
unrestrained, as in behaviour or emotion; intemperate
irregular or disordered

Derived forms of inordinate

inordinacy or inordinateness, nouninordinately, adverb

Word Origin for inordinate

C14: from Latin inordinātus disordered, from in- 1 + ordināre to put in order
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