from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an inordinate manner; excessively; immoderately.

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  • adverb In an inordinate manner.

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  • adverb extremely


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inordinate +‎ -ly


  • However, Romania pays what it describes as inordinately high prices for Russian gas, which is delivered by two intermediary companies.

    Jamestown Foundation: All Publications

  • K's mother tends to worry inordinately, which is a little hard to work around -- you don't want to worry her, but on the other hand we can't spend the whole day sitting on the sofa just to keep her from worrying (nor, to be fair, would she want us to -- she knows her worrying is over the top.)

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  • Reply Obj. 2: It is not a sin to covet God's likeness as to knowledge, absolutely; but to covet this likeness inordinately, that is, above one's measure, this is a sin.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Covetousness is not only in getting riches unjustly, but in loving them inordinately, which is a key that opens the door to all sin.

    The Lord's Prayer

  • Take a trip to meet the woman in her native country, but be wary of suspicious economic arrangements she may have initiated, such as inordinately high fees for her transportation or a pricey hotel she has lined up. -- Top News

  • Mr. Daley's remarks came after the CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, which is hosting BIO 2010 from May 3 to 6 at McCormick, said the "inordinately" high cost of putting on a convention in Chicago will be an important factor in deciding whether to return someday. Breaking News

  • In the 1880s, the journalist and social reformer Jacob Riis noticed that the “young people in Jewtown the Lower East Side are inordinately fond of dancing.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In the end, he was given inordinately great power and so saved his family from death see Genesis 45 and 50:20.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • To them the restaurant, with its warm yellow lights shining at the end of an otherwise unlit road, must seem inordinately welcoming.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Things are inordinately complex, and no theory by itself can explain the way each interrelated variable affects the entire system.

    Matthew Yglesias » McConnell: Spending Can’t Work Except When It Can


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