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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate: synonym: excessive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not moderate; not confined to just or reasonable limits; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable.
  • Synonyms Intemperate, exorbitant, inordinate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective excessive or lacking, not consistent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective beyond reasonable limits

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin immoderātus : in-, not; see in– + moderātus, past participle of moderārī, to moderate; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

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