Definition of immoderate
: exceeding just, usual, or suitable bounds immoderate pride an immoderate appetite
immoderationplay \(ˌ)i-ˌmä-də-ˈrā-shən\ noun
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Examples of immoderate in a Sentence
the young widow remarried with what was regarded as immoderate haste by most observers
Recent Examples of immoderate from the Web
Vast structures always indicate some corresponding excess, some immoderate concentration and accumulation of the labor of humanity.
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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
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of immoderate
IMMODERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immoderate for English Language Learners
: going beyond reasonable limits : not moderate
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