Inordinate definition

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The definition of inordinate is an over abundance or exceeding reasonable limits.

An example of inordinate is a bucket of 25 pieces of chicken to feed only three people.

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(archaic) Not regulated; disorderly.
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Disordered; not regulated.
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Lacking restraint or moderation; too great or too many; immoderate.
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Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate.
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Origin of inordinate

  • Middle English inordinat from Latin inōrdinātus disordered in- not in–1 ōrdinātus past participle of ōrdināre to set in order (from ōrdō ōrdin- order ar- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inordinatus (“not arranged, disordered, irregular”), from in- + ordinatus, past participle of ordinare (“to arrange, order”); see ordinate, order.

    From Wiktionary