inordinateness
noun see inordinate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inordinateness — index exaggeration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Inordinateness — Inordinate In*or di*nate, a. [L. inordinatus disordered. See {In } not, and {Ordinate}.] Not limited to rules prescribed, or to usual bounds; irregular; excessive; immoderate; as, an inordinate love of the world. Inordinate desires. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inordinateness — See inordinacy. * * * …   Universalium

  • inordinateness — in·or·di·nate·ness …   English syllables

  • inordinateness — noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits • Syn: ↑excess, ↑excessiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑inordinate, ↑excessive (for: ↑excessiveness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • excessiveness — noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits • Syn: ↑excess, ↑inordinateness • Derivationally related forms: ↑inordinate (for: ↑inordinateness), ↑excessive …   Useful english dictionary

  • inordinate — adjective Etymology: Middle English inordinat, from Latin inordinatus, from in + ordinatus, past participle of ordinare to arrange more at ordain Date: 14th century 1. archaic disorderly, unregulated 2. exceeding reasonable limits ; immoderate… …   New Collegiate 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

  • exaggeration — I noun addition, aggrandizement, augmentation, boast, brag, caricature, disproportion, distortion, embellishment, embroidery, enlargement, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, expansion, extravagance, extravagant statement, extremes,… …   Law dictionary

  • abandon — Synonyms and related words: abandonment, abjection, abjure, abort, abscond, acknowledge defeat, ardency, ardor, back out, beat a retreat, beg a truce, beg off, belay, boundlessness, bow out, break the habit, brush aside, brush off, cancel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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