V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: more than what is considered a normal amount

Synonyms: excessive, immoderate, extreme, disproportionate, outrageous, superfluous

Antonyms: insufficient, meager, moderate, reasonable

Tips: Inordinate comes from the Latin inordinatus, “not orderly, out of order” from, ordo, “order” and in-, "not." Think of the related adjective ordinary, as it means "usual." Something inordinate is beyond what is considered usual and is excessive.

Usage Examples:

Because she was excited about the prom, she spent an inordinate amount of time picking out a dress. (excessive)

The flight was delayed, so we spent an inordinate amount of time at airport gift shops. (outrageous)

There was an inordinate amount of champagne served at the wedding, and everyone got pretty tipsy. (excessive, superfluous)

I waited around for an inordinate amount of time, and he finally showed up two hours late. (outrageous, excessive)

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