inordinate amount


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  • inordinate — [[t]ɪnɔ͟ː(r)dɪnɪt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (emphasis) If you describe something as inordinate, you are emphasizing that it is unusually or excessively great in amount or degree. [FORMAL] They spend an inordinate amount of time talking. ...their… …   English dictionary

  • inordinate — inordinately, adv. inordinateness, n. /in awr dn it/, adj. 1. not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine. 2. unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty. 3.… …   Universalium

  • inordinate — in•or•di•nate [[t]ɪnˈɔr dn ɪt[/t]] adj. 1) not within proper limits; excessive: to drink an inordinate amount of wine[/ex] 2) unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate lover of antiques[/ex] 3) disorderly; uncontrolled 4) not… …   From formal English to slang

  • inordinate — in|or|di|nate [ıˈno:dənıt US o:r ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: inordinatus, from ordinare to arrange ] far more than you would reasonably or normally expect = ↑excessive ▪ Testing is taking up an inordinate amount of teachers time.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inordinate — in|or|di|nate [ ın ɔrdınət ] adjective usually before noun FORMAL much more than you would usually expect: used for emphasizing how large something is or how much of something there is: It all took an inordinate amount of time. ╾ in|or|di|nate|ly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inordinate — adjective far more than you would reasonably or normally expect: Testing is taking up an inordinate amount of teachers time. inordinately adverb: She s inordinately fond of her parrot …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inordinate — adjective don t you think this is an inordinate amount of luggage for one weekend? Syn: excessive, undue, unreasonable, unjustifiable, unwarrantable, disproportionate, unwarranted, unnecessary, needless, uncalled for, gratuitous, exorbitant,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • inordinate — UK [ɪnˈɔː(r)dɪnət] / US [ɪnˈɔrdɪnət] adjective [usually before noun] formal much more than you would usually expect: used for emphasizing how large something is or how much of something there is It all took an inordinate amount of time. Derived… …   English dictionary

  • amount — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, copious amounts, enormous, huge, immense, incredible, large, massive, significant, substantial …   Collocations dictionary

  • inordinate — adj. Inordinate is used with these nouns: ↑amount, ↑delay, ↑length, ↑number …   Collocations dictionary