Definition of immoderate in English:



  • Not sensible or restrained; excessive.

    ‘immoderate drinking’
    • ‘Unless you're an ultra-radical libertarian who thinks that ethical considerations should not be considered in regulating science, this is hardly an immoderate position.’
    • ‘The tension is as palpable as the waft of gohrmeh-sabzi and kabab emanating from the kitchen, tinged with the miasma of cologne and perfume hanging in the air, thanks to immoderate uncles and aunts.’
    • ‘While as a civilised society we must never forget the genocides of history, we equally have to avoid the illegitimate use of such memories to justify immoderate propping-up of doubtful political systems.’
    • ‘It also contains an alkaloid called arecoline, which can usually due to excessive or immoderate use over a long period of time produce squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, a form of skin cancer.’
    • ‘Reading mainstream superhero books, with their immoderate physiques, in public can be ‘embarrassing, frankly.’’
    • ‘Our first days on the job were an immoderate success.’
    • ‘Remember the cause of this is blocking the qi of the spleen and stomach as a result of excessively cold or hot food and drink and immoderate and irregular eating habits.’
    • ‘That hardly qualifies as an irrational act of an immoderate president.’
    • ‘There are a number of causes for sports injuries, including faulty training methods, immoderate amount of exercise, bad physical conditions and even ill-fitted shoes.’
    • ‘The dangers of immoderate wine consumption were fully recognized, and excess strictly forbidden.’
    • ‘It can only be to encourage people to be immoderate.’
    • ‘The focus on public perception was timely and uncommonly sensible, leading to immoderate yahooing in certain loungerooms.’
    • ‘In fact, a buffet-style dinner would rarely be my first choice since I don't always have a good appetite and think immoderate eating and drinking is unhealthy and also not something a well-educated young lady should do in public.’
    • ‘A religion then is indispensable in keeping these immoderate passions in check, because religions tell people that there is a moral order in the world: that the good get rewarded and the evil punished.’
    • ‘This book, however, lives up to the occasional immoderate capitalization by its enthusiasts.’
    • ‘In my view, this virtually guaranteed the result - and the leap from that to the headline seems immoderate, to say the least.’
    • ‘Now, my legs can't manage cobbled streets, and my heart responds badly to a sudden and immoderate intake of alcohol.’
    • ‘And also, as the book says, it's a polemic, meaning that it's going to be one-sided and immoderate, and basically just something provocative to start you thinking.’
    • ‘Will the world be turned into an endless, dreary ‘green desert’ of food crops to feed our immoderate hordes, or will our great-grandchildren still enjoy the natural profusion which we take for granted?’
    • ‘She is refreshingly immoderate in her vision of what deep democracy might entail, and uses extreme examples from around the world to illustrate it.’
    excessive, heavy, intemperate, unrestrained, unrestricted, uncontrolled, unlimited, unbridled, uncurbed, self-indulgent, overindulgent, imprudent, reckless, wild
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Late Middle English: from Latin immoderatus, from in- ‘not’ + moderatus ‘reduced, controlled’ (past participle of moderare).