immoderate

  • 1 Immoderate — Im*mod er*ate, a. [L. immoderatus; pref. im not + moderatus moderate. See {Moderate}.] Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable; as, immoderate demands; immoderate grief; immoderate laughter …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 immoderate — index disorderly, dissolute, drastic, egregious, excess, excessive, exorbitant, extreme (exaggerated) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 immoderate — (adj.) late 14c., from L. immoderatus boundless, immeasurable, figuratively unrestrained, excessive, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + moderatus restrained (see MODERATE (Cf. moderate)). Related: Immoderately …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 immoderate — inordinate, *excessive, exorbitant, extreme, extravagant Analogous words: *profuse, lavish, prodigal, exuberant: teeming, overflowing (see TEEM) Antonyms: moderate Contrasted words: temperate (see MODERATE adj): restrained, curbed, checked,… …

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  • 5 immoderate — [adj] excessive, extreme dizzying, egregious, enormous, exaggerated, exorbitant, extravagant, inordinate, intemperate, overindulgent, profligate, steep, too much*, too too*, towering, unbalanced, unbridled, uncalled for*, unconscionable,… …

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  • 6 immoderate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking moderation; excessive. DERIVATIVES immoderately adverb immoderation noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 immoderate — [i mäd′ər it] adj. [ME < L immoderatus] 1. not moderate; without restraint; unreasonable; excessive 2. Obs. boundless SYN. EXCESSIVE immoderately adv. immoderation n. immoderateness immoderacy [im mäd′ərə sē, i mäd′ərə sē] …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 immoderate — adjective Etymology: Middle English immoderat, from Latin immoderatus, from in + moderatus, past participle of moderare to moderate Date: 14th century exceeding just, usual, or suitable bounds < immoderate pride > < an immoderate appetite >… …

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  • 9 immoderate — [[t]ɪmɒ̱dərət[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe something as immoderate, you disapprove of it because it is too extreme. [FORMAL] He launched an immoderate tirade on Turner. Syn: excessive …

    English dictionary

  • 10 immoderate — adjective formal not within reasonable and sensible limits; excessive: immoderate wage demands | immoderate drinking immoderately adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 immoderate — im|mod|e|rate [ıˈmɔdərıt US ıˈma: ] adj formal not within reasonable and sensible limits = ↑excessive ▪ immoderate drinking >immoderately adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 immoderate — adjective immoderate spending Syn: excessive, heavy, intemperate, unrestrained, unrestricted, uncontrolled, unlimited, unbridled, uncurbed, overindulgent, imprudent, reckless; undue, inordinate, unreasonable, unjustified, unwarranted, uncalled… …

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  • 13 immoderate — immoderately, adv. immoderateness, n. /i mod euhr it/, adj. 1. not moderate; exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme. 2. Obs. intemperate. 3. Obs. without bounds. [1350 1400; ME < L immoderatus. See IM 2, MODERATE] Syn. 1.… …

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  • 14 immoderate — adjective excessive or lacking, not consistent …

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  • 15 immoderate — Synonyms and related words: a bit much, abandoned, acute, bibulous, boundless, crapulent, crapulous, cutthroat, cutting, dizzy, drastic, egregious, enormous, exacting, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extortionate, extravagant, extreme,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 immoderate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. intemperate, excessive, extreme, extravagant. See intemperance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unbalanced, extravagant, excessive; see extreme 2 . See Synonym Study at excessive . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 immoderate — im|mod|er|ate [ ı mad(ə)rət ] adjective FORMAL more than is sensible: EXTREME ╾ im|mod|er|ate|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 immoderate — im·mod·er·ate || ɪ mÉ‘dÉ™rÉ™t /ɪ mÉ’d adj. excessive, extreme, exaggerated, not moderate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 immoderate — adjective lacking moderation; excessive. Derivatives immoderately adverb immoderation noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 immoderate — a. Inordinate, excessive, unreasonable, extravagant, exorbitant, intemperate …

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