Immoderate Im*mod"er*ate, a. [L. immoderatus; pref. im- not + moderatus moderate. See {Moderate}.] Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable; as, immoderate demands; immoderate grief; immoderate laughter. [1913 Webster]

So every scope by the immoderate use Turns to restraint. --Shak.

Syn: Excessive; exorbitant; unreasonable; extravagant; intemperate; inordinate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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