inordinate

[ in-awr-dn-it ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

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

Synonyms

  • excessive
  • undue
  • unreasonable
  • unjustifiable
  • unwarrantable

Antonyms

  • cheap
  • low

Definition

unusually or disproportionately large; excessive

Example

He ate an inordinate amount of dessert at dinner.

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