adjective im·mod·er·ate \-d(ə-)rət\

: going beyond reasonable limits : not moderate

Full Definition of IMMODERATE

:  exceeding just, usual, or suitable bounds <immoderate pride> <an immoderate appetite>
im·mod·er·ate·ly adverb
im·mod·er·ate·ness noun
im·mod·er·a·tion \(ˌ)i-ˌmä-də-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of IMMODERATE

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


Middle English immoderat, from Latin immoderatus, from in- + moderatus, past participle of moderare to moderate
First Known Use: 14th century


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