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[in-awr-dn-it] /ɪnˈɔr dn ɪt/

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

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.


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