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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inordinate \In*or"di*nate\, adjective [L. inordinatus disordered. See {In-} not, and {Ordinate}.] Not limited to rules prescribed, or to usual bounds; irregular; excessive; immoderate; as, an inordinate love of the world. "Inordinate desires." --Milton. "Inordinate vanity." --Burke. -- {In*or"di*nate*ly}, adverb -- {In*or"di*nate*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

inordinate

adjective

1: beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands" [syn: {excessive}, {inordinate}, {undue}, {unreasonable}]


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