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

  • adj. Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; extreme: immoderate spending; immoderate laughter. See Synonyms at excessive.

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  • adj. excessive or lacking, not consistent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. beyond reasonable limits


Middle English, from Latin immoderātus : in-, not; see in-1 + moderātus, past participle of moderārī, to moderate; see med- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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