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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinordinatein‧or‧di‧nate /ɪˈnɔːdənət $ -ɔːr-/ adjective  TOO/TOO MUCHfar more than you would reasonably or normally expect syn excessive Testing is taking up an inordinate amount of teachers’ time.inordinately adverb She’s inordinately fond of her parrot.
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inordinatea man of inordinate ambitionScientists have been criticized for devoting an inordinate amount of time to research on animals.an inordinate number of meetingsinordinate amountEither keeping personal creditors accounts or making sundry creditors adjustments can consume inordinate amounts of administrative and accounting time.In the Soviet context an inordinate amount of attention has been paid to the willed aims of Bolshevik leaders.That is why the social anthropologists are justified in devoting such an inordinate amount of attention to the field of kinship.But the Minnesota Timberwolves, who own the fifth pick, have shown an inordinate amount of interest in Nash.But in reality, seat-side service is only feasible for those with teeny appetites and an inordinate amount of patience.They devote an inordinate amount of time, effort and resource to developing high-calibre managers.We found ourselves spending an inordinate amount of time in the chariot, chasing hither and yon.We were spending an inordinate amount of time sending people to different meetings and not knowing what was going on.
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