What is another word for in-ordinate?

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Synonyms for In-ordinate:

How to use "In-ordinate" in context?

Inordinate refers to an excessive or irregular level of something. Something that is inordinate might be the amount of a particular substance in a particular area, the duration of a particular event, or the intensity of a particular feeling. In each of these cases, the amount, duration, or intensity is too high or too frequent for what is considered standard or customary.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines inordinate as "excessive or irregular in size or number," and notes that it has been in use since the late 16th century. The word is derived from the Latin word inordinatus, which means "not in order.

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