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inordinate

División en sílabas: in·or·di·nate
Pronunciación: /inˈôrd(ə)nət
 
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Definición de inordinate en inglés:

adjetivo

1Unusually or disproportionately large; excessive: a case that had taken up an inordinate amount of time
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She testified that the project was creating an inordinate amount of paper work, far in excess of the norm.
  • And so they love ease and repose for their pleasure, but they keep themselves from inordinate excess.
  • The book is infuriating in so many ways that it would take an inordinate amount of space to do justice to it, and I'm not sure whether to take it seriously.
Sinónimos
excessive, undue, unreasonable, unjustifiable, unwarrantable, disproportionate, unwarranted, unnecessary, needless, uncalled for, gratuitous, exorbitant, extreme;
outrageous, immoderate, extravagant, intemperate
informal over the top
1.1 archaic (Of a person) unrestrained in feelings or behavior; disorderly.

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin inordinatus, from in- 'not' + ordinatus 'arranged, set in order' (past participle of ordinare).

Derivados

inordinately

1
adverbio
[as submodifier]: an inordinately expensive business
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Litigation, which is inordinately expensive and time consuming, should ordinarily be regarded as a weapon of last resort, not of first resort.
  • Building on such a scale was inordinately expensive and progress in finishing the abbey was very slow.
  • We humans, particularly the ones who like to think of ourselves as being particularly intelligent are inordinately proud of our ability to perform abstract thought.

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