immoderate

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adjective im·mod·er·ate \(ˌ)i(m)-ˈmä-d(ə-)rət\

Definition of immoderate

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

immoderately

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immoderateness

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immoderation

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Examples of immoderate in a Sentence

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

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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

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

IMMODERATE Defined for English Language Learners

immoderate

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Definition of immoderate for English Language Learners

  • : going beyond reasonable limits : not moderate



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