I adjective crammed, exaggerated, exceeding, excessive, exorbitant, extortionate, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fanatical, gluttonous, great, immoderate, immoderatus, immodicus, inabstinent, intemperate, lavish, monstrous, needless, nimious, out of bounds, out of limits, outrageous, overcharged, overflowing, overmuch, preposterous, prodigal, profuse, prohibitive, redundant, superabundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supersaturated, unbridled, uncalled-for, unconscionable, uncurbed, undue, unlimited, unnecessary, unreasonable, unrestrained, wasteful, without restraint II index disproportionate, drastic, egregious, excess, excessive, exorbitant, extreme (exaggerated), fanatical, gluttonous, intemperate, needless, outrageous, profuse, prohibitive (costly), redundant, superfluous, unconscionable, undue (excessive), unreasonable, unwarranted, usurious

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  • Inordinate — In*or di*nate, a. [L. inordinatus disordered. See {In } not, and {Ordinate}.] Not limited to rules prescribed, or to usual bounds; irregular; excessive; immoderate; as, an inordinate love of the world. Inordinate desires. Milton. Inordinate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inordinate — (adj.) late 14c., not ordered, lacking order or regularity, from L. inordinatus unordered, not arranged, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + ordinatus, pp. of ordinare to set in order (see ORDER (Cf. order)). Sense of immoderate,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inordinate — *excessive, immoderate, exorbitant, extreme, extravagant Analogous words: irrational, unreasonable: *supererogatory, wanton, uncalled for, gratuitous: *superfluous, surplus, extra Antonyms: ordinate (rare): temperate Contrasted words: *moderate:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inordinate — [adj] excessive, extravagant disproportionate, dizzying, exorbitant, extortionate, extreme, gratuitous, immoderate, intemperate, irrational, outrageous, overindulgent, overmuch, preposterous, supererogatory, superfluous, surplus, too much,… …   New thesaurus

  • inordinate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unusually large; excessive. DERIVATIVES inordinately adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «disorderly»: from Latin inordinatus, from in not + ordinatus set in order …   English terms dictionary

  • inordinate — [in ôrd′ n it] adj. [ME inordinat < L inordinatus < in , IN 2 + ordinatus, pp. of ordinare, to arrange: see ORDAIN] 1. disordered; not regulated 2. lacking restraint or moderation; too great or too many; immoderate SYN. EXCESSIVE… …   English World dictionary

  • inordinate — inordinately, adv. inordinateness, n. /in awr dn it/, adj. 1. not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine. 2. unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty. 3.… …   Universalium

  • inordinate — [[t]ɪnɔ͟ː(r)dɪnɪt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (emphasis) If you describe something as inordinate, you are emphasizing that it is unusually or excessively great in amount or degree. [FORMAL] They spend an inordinate amount of time talking. ...their… …   English dictionary

  • inordinate — in•or•di•nate [[t]ɪnˈɔr dn ɪt[/t]] adj. 1) not within proper limits; excessive: to drink an inordinate amount of wine[/ex] 2) unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate lover of antiques[/ex] 3) disorderly; uncontrolled 4) not… …   From formal English to slang

  • inordinate — /ɪnˈɔdənət / (say in awduhnuht) adjective 1. not within proper limits; excessive: inordinate demands. 2. disorderly. 3. unrestrained in conduct, etc. 4. irregular: inordinate hours. {Middle English inordinat, from Latin inordinātus disordered}… …  

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