Simple Definition of inordinate
: going beyond what is usual, normal, or proper
Examples of inordinate
I waited an inordinate amount of time.
They have had an inordinate number of problems with the schedule.
Origin of inordinate
Middle English inordinat, from Latin inordinatus, from in- + ordinatus, past participle of ordinare to arrange — more at ordain
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of inordinate
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