inordinate inordinate  /ɪ ˈnɔr də nɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) beyond normal limits

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The inordinate delay in carrying out the investigations raised many eyebrows and many in the town cried foul.
  2. David takes inordinate risks even in a volatile market.
  3. Courts have often held that noise, if inordinate, definitely affects habitability.

News

  1. Notes from the Fishbowl

    Last week, I spent an inordinate amount of time debating the meaning of a post-election column written by Northside Sun newspaper publisher Wyatt Emmerich.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Jackson Free Press

  2. Winning Va. lieutenant governor would give Democrats leg up

    The race to win a job that pays $36,000 a year and requires skills hardly more demanding than the ability to stand for long periods of time is attracting an inordinate amount of attention this year in Virginia. Both Democratic candidates to be the state's next lieutenant governor say they ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "They've obviously played an inordinate number of games to try to make it look better," Sen. Judd Gregg, the top Republican on the Budget Committee, said in an interview with The Associated Press.
    on Aug 24, 2006 By: Judd Gregg Source: Leading The Charge

  2. "We paid inordinate attention in the early days of New Labour to courting, assuaging, and persuading the media," Mr Blair said in a speech about public life to Reuters. "In our own defence, after 18 years of opposition and the, at times,...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: ic SouthLondon.co.uk

  3. "We're going to devote an inordinate amount of resources, hundreds of permanent staff, significant office openings. Tou're going to have all the resources this campaign has available to us. That's the good news," Biden said. "The bad news:...
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

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