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Not sensible or restrained; excessive.‘immoderate drinking’
excessive, heavy, intemperate, unrestrained, unrestricted, uncontrolled, unlimited, unbridled, uncurbed, self-indulgent, overindulgent, imprudent, reckless, wildView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Latin immoderatus, from in- ‘not’ + moderatus ‘reduced, controlled’ (past participle of moderare).
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