in a way or to a degree that goes beyond proper or reasonable limits; immoderately or excessively: He was inordinately proud of his ability to read Latin.If your teen is inordinately anxious about school and grades, this is the time to be watchful.
in a disordered or uncontrolled way: All economists, I am advised, agree that the principle of competition operates inordinately in certain industries.
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How to use inordinately in a sentence
The deplatforming largely resulted in a collective short-term sigh of relief, but was a stark demonstration of the inordinate and lightly regulated power of a handful of tech giants based in Silicon Valley.As Americans Crave Stability After Capitol Attack, CEOs Step Into the Leadership Void | Eben Shapiro | January 17, 2021 | Time
Advertising may have gone through an inordinate amount of change this year, but some things remain the same.
Roads are dark, flat surfaces that absorb an inordinate amount of heat.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green | Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay | October 7, 2020 | Nautilus
Chopping ingredients in the kitchen with a knife and cutting board can be satisfying and sometimes necessary, but in the majority of cases, this process takes up an inordinate amount of time and creates a huge mess to clean up.Powerful food processors for dicing, slicing, and kneading | PopSci Commerce Team | October 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
One of the things that happened when I went through treatment and spent inordinate amounts of time in the hospital is that the things I’d been working on now felt trivial.We’re not ready for AI, says the winner of a new $1m AI prize | Will Heaven | September 23, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
And in some situations I have to work inordinately hard to make others put it aside.The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’ | Eric Herschthal | January 24, 2013 | THE 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.
When we first met, you were already inordinately famous for an artist.
Deeply as they disapproved of his politics, they respected his independence and were inordinately proud of him.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
A poorer landscape to draw never was known, nor a pleasanter to see—the children especially, who are inordinately fat and rosy.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches | William Makepeace Thackeray
Now, then—now, then—what kind of a service would it be that would make a man so inordinately grateful?The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg | Mark Twain
He was always impatient, inordinately despairing in misfortunes, till the last extremity.Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
He was a smallish man, well rounded, pleasant-faced, and inordinately proud of his name.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett