• WordNet 3.6
    • n inordinateness immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inordinateness Inordinacy; immoderateness; excess.
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  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    “Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.”


In literature:

Inordinate lust and refined cruelty sated his irritable and jaded appetites.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
And I swelled with inordinate pride.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
But the memory of lost joys is always apt to depress the mind inordinately.
"Catharine" by Nehemiah Adams
I indulged my inordinate hunger, and came nearer to death than with the fever itself.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
But, of course, it is merely a stepping-stone for his inordinate greed for power.
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
And, thank Heaven, it was most inordinately short!
"Little Eve Edgarton" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Their object is to merge all natural and all social sentiment in inordinate vanity.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Am I to be accused of inordinate sleepiness at five in the morning?
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
Is there any reason for this inordinate ambition to "get on"?
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
He was inordinately proud of her.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple

In poetry:

Thy parents must the choice approve,
Or they'll resist the Lord above,
And in thy bosom light a fire,
To tempt inordinate desire.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
My next was Sarah, sweet but shy,
And quite inordinately meek;
Yes, even now I wonder why
I had her hanged within the week.
Perhaps I felt a bit upset,
Or else she bored me, I forget.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

On my first visit to Cafe Bar, I spent an inordinate amount of time making plans for art projects.
Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than you require.
Montreal's Au Pied de Cochon (APDC) has had an inordinate influence on Gotham gastronomy lately.
The Wild Side An inordinate fondness for beetles.
He says we live in the "age of the mathematician," in which inordinate power and riches will go to the people who create the algorithms that end up dictating who and what we know.
It was a hard-money lender — one that charges inordinately high interest rates to borrowers and gives high returns to investors, whose capital supports the lending.
Unions have inordinate amount of power in state politics.
I'm inordinately proud of myself, way beyond what I should be.
RMP customers jolted by spike in current electric use Terence Corrigan Since mid-December Ty Zimmerschied has spent an inordinate amount of time in his backyard monitoring his electric meter.
It's hardly a shocker that the lobby has an inordinate amount of influence at the state Capitol.
The deputy sheriff had been following the gray and black Chevrolet closely for an inordinate amount of time, thought the car's owner.
Yankee fans have been fortunate, if not spoiled, to have been able to watch an inordinate number of great players, including some of the greatest the game has ever known, wear pinstripes and lead the Yankees to glory.
I'm sure there must be some fancy schmancy psychological term for this inordinate hunger for fame, but I just call it "star dumb.".
So those of you who know me know that I spend an inordinate amount of time at Heine Brothers' (and for those of you who don't know me- well, check out my author's bio.
For the past several months I have spent inordinate amounts of time poring over election polls.

In science:

For example, at the postdoctoral application stage an inordinate amount of time is taken by putting together a large number of applications with the same content, but varying presentation requirements. A straightforward solution is to standardize postdoctoral application requirements.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Overload would typically be manifested first by some source locally observing an inordinate number of backlogged flows in progress.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Although the three eigen-errors σ(3) , σ(4) and σ(5) seem inordinately large, the corresponding shifts σ(i)V(i) in the parameter space do not produce dramatic changes in the structure of the halo.
Halo structure, masses of dark objects and parallax microlensing
The reader may well have decided that for an author reviewing quantum gravity, I have spent an inordinate amount of time on the classical theory.
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
Given the size of proteins, an exploration of phase space in order to arrive at a minimum energy conformation would take an inordinate amount of time; however, protein folding is rapid (≈ 100ns for α helices, 1µs for β hairpins [134]) in an adequate (physiological) environment.
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics