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in·or·di·nate

inordinate

 
 
pronunciation:
In or d niht
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: beyond the bounds of reason; excessive.
No one on the team could meet the coach's inordinate demands.The students seem to get an inordinate amount of homework for their age.
antonyms:
moderate
similar words:
exorbitant, extravagant, unreasonable
definition 2: lacking in restraint or discipline.
an inordinate gossiper
antonyms:
temperate
Word Combinations  About this feature
(adj.)inordinate + noun ambition, amount, appetite, attachment, attention, communism, concern, degree, delay, desire, difficulty, emphasis, fear, impact, influence, length, love, money, number, passion, pleasure, politics, power, pressure, profit, resource, share, stress, time, weight [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: inordinately (adv.), inordinateness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word inordinate contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.