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Inordinate

Pronunciation: [ in-awr-dn-it ]


Definition: adjective

1: unusually or disproportionately large; excessive

2: (of a person) unrestrained in feelings or behavior; disorderly

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Latin inordinatus, from in- ‘not’ + ordinatus ‘arranged, set in order’ (past participle of ordinate)


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • excessive

  • undue

  • unreasonable

  • unjustifiable

  • unwarrantable

Example: He ate an inordinate amount of dessert at dinner.

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