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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: inordinatus, from ordinare 'to arrange'

inordinate

adjective
     
in‧or‧di‧nate
far more than you would reasonably or normally expect [= excessive]:
Testing is taking up an inordinate amount of teachers' time.
inordinately adverb:
She's inordinately fond of her parrot.

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