inordinate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"inordinate" in British English

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inordinateadjective

uk   /ɪˈnɔː.dɪ.nət/  us   /ˌɪnˈɔːr-/ formal
much more than ​usual or ​expected: Margot has always ​spent an inordinate amount of ​time on her ​appearance.
inordinately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She was inordinately ​fond of her ​pets.
(Definition of inordinate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inordinateadjective

 us   /ɪˈnɔr·dən·ət/
unreasonably or ​unusuallylarge in ​size or ​degree
inordinately
adverb  us   /ɪˈnɔr·dən·ət·li/
She ​seemed to be inordinately ​fond of her ​dog.
(Definition of inordinate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inordinate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 过度的…
in Turkish aşırı, haddinden fazla, gereğinden çok…
in Russian непомерный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過度的…
in Polish nadmierny…
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