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immoderate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj immoderate beyond reasonable limits "immoderate laughter","immoderate spending"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Immoderate Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable; as, immoderate demands; immoderate grief; immoderate laughter. "So every scope by the immoderate use
      Turns to restraint."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • immoderate Not moderate; not confined to just or reasonable limits; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable.
    • immoderate Synonyms Intemperate, exorbitant, inordinate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Immoderate im-mod′ėr-āt exceeding proper bounds: extravagant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immoderatus,; pref. im-, not + moderatus, moderate. See Moderate

Usage

In literature:

When they appeared at the laboratory he was laughing immoderately, and Angel stood on one of the tables with a simian grin.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
In short, she is so immoderately wise that many people call her wisdom personified.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
It forbade the use of torture or immoderate and inhuman punishments.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
I burst into an immoderate fit of laughter; but No.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 443" by Various
The history of intellectual eminence is too often a history of immoderate egoism.
"Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by John Morley
Twelve of our crew were dead by immoderate labor and ill food, and the rest were in a very weak condition.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
What an opening for young men of immoderately small means!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
His immoderate appetite is not present.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Young Tom, as soon as all was safe, laughed immoderately.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The poor girl's grief was immoderate.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
But avarice has merely money for its object, which no wise man has ever immoderately desired.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome" by Various
He loved business immoderately, but was always doing it; he never did it.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Kate and I sang, told stories, and laughed immoderately over everything.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Some of our crew answered them, and then they appeared delighted, laughing most immoderately.
"Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;" by Sherard Osborn
I was laughing immoderately at his blunder.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
The Indians are immoderately fond of play as a means of excitement and agitation.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
One of these is that we have an immoderate love of business.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
She laughed immoderately, spoke of an agreeable feeling of warmth, and said she had had pleasant dreams.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
Laughing immoderately, he urges the bear against Mime, who flees hither and thither to elude the fearful pair.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
But the contrary must happen when taken immoderately, and not at due intervals.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
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In poetry:

So is all equilibrium restored:
I leave the noontide wealth of richer bloom
To the destroyer, the impatient ravisher,
The intemperate bee, the immoderate bird.
"The Daisy" by Marya Zaturenska
O, that the stars had willed it were my fate
To be immoderately moderate;
To sit at eve, 'mid fans and photo, frames,
And play at sundry senseless parlor games;
"Suburbia - A Yearn" by C J Dennis
How lush, how loose, the uninhibited squash is.
If ever hearts (and these immoderate leaves
Are vegetable hearts) were worn on sleeves,
The squash's are. In green the squash vine gushes.
"Squash In Blossom" by Robert Francis
Lust, the scorching dog-star, here
Rages with immoderate heat;
Whilst pride, the rugged Northern bear,
In others makes the cold too great:
And, where these are temperate known,
The soil's all barren sand or rocky stone.
"The Welcome" by Abraham Cowley

In news:

One Less Moderate in An Immoderate Land.
Even when the " hot seat " label is justified, fans take immoderate pleasure in monitoring job speculation about coaches and managers.
The ways in which my father would spontaneously arrange words into oddly juxtapositioned concepts and sentences was a talent of which I stand in awe, and will always be immoderately jealous.
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