- not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine.
- unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty.
- disorderly; uncontrolled.
- not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours.
- exceeding normal limits; immoderate
- unrestrained, as in behaviour or emotion; intemperate
- irregular or disordered
late 14c., “not ordered, lacking order or regularity,” from Latin inordinatus “unordered, not arranged,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + ordinatus, past participle of ordinare “to set in order” (see order). Sense of “immoderate, excessive” is from notion of “not kept within orderly limits.” Related: Inordinately; inordinateness.