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immoderate

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adjective im·mod·er·ate \-d(ə-)rət\

Simple Definition of immoderate

  • : going beyond reasonable limits : not moderate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of immoderate

  1. :  exceeding just, usual, or suitable bounds <immoderate pride> <an immoderate appetite>

immoderately

adverb

immoderateness

noun

immoderation

play \(ˌ)i-ˌmä-də-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of immoderate in a sentence

  1. <the young widow remarried with what was regarded as immoderate haste by most observers>



Did You Know?

Immoderate, "excessive," "inordinate, "extravagant," "exorbitant," and "extreme" all mean going beyond a normal limit. "Immoderate" suggests a lack of desirable or necessary restraint ("immoderate spending"). "Excessive" implies an amount or degree too great to be reasonable or acceptable ("excessive punishment"). "Inordinate" implies an exceeding of the limits dictated by reason or good judgment ("inordinate pride"). "Extravagant" implies an indifference to restraints imposed by truth, prudence, or good taste ("extravagant claims for the product"). "Exorbitant" has connotations of a departure from accepted standards regarding amount or degree ("exorbitant prices"). "Extreme" may imply an approach to the farthest limit possible or conceivable, but commonly means only to a notably high degree ("extreme shyness").

Origin and Etymology of immoderate

Middle English immoderat, from Latin immoderatus, from in- + moderatus, past participle of moderare to moderate


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of immoderate

excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extravagant, exorbitant, extreme mean going beyond a normal limit. excessive implies an amount or degree too great to be reasonable or acceptable <excessive punishment>. immoderate implies lack of desirable or necessary restraint <immoderate spending>. inordinate implies an exceeding of the limits dictated by reason or good judgment <inordinate pride>. extravagant implies an indifference to restraints imposed by truth, prudence, or good taste <extravagant claims for the product>. exorbitant implies a departure from accepted standards regarding amount or degree <exorbitant prices>. extreme may imply an approach to the farthest limit possible or conceivable but commonly means only to a notably high degree <extreme shyness>.


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