Definition of immoderate in English:



  • Not sensible or restrained; excessive.

    ‘immoderate drinking’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now, my legs can't manage cobbled streets, and my heart responds badly to a sudden and immoderate intake of alcohol.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In my view, this virtually guaranteed the result - and the leap from that to the headline seems immoderate, to say the least.’
    • ‘It can only be to encourage people to be immoderate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The dangers of immoderate wine consumption were fully recognized, and excess strictly forbidden.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She is refreshingly immoderate in her vision of what deep democracy might entail, and uses extreme examples from around the world to illustrate it.’
    • ‘Our first days on the job were an immoderate success.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Reading mainstream superhero books, with their immoderate physiques, in public can be ‘embarrassing, frankly.’’
    • ‘The focus on public perception was timely and uncommonly sensible, leading to immoderate yahooing in certain loungerooms.’
    • ‘That hardly qualifies as an irrational act of an immoderate president.’
    • ‘This book, however, lives up to the occasional immoderate capitalization by its enthusiasts.’
    excessive, heavy, intemperate, unrestrained, unrestricted, uncontrolled, unlimited, unbridled, uncurbed, self-indulgent, overindulgent, imprudent, reckless, wild
    undue, inordinate, unreasonable, unjustified, unwarranted, uncalled for, outrageous, egregious
    extravagant, lavish, prodigal, profligate, wanton, dissipative
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Late Middle English: from Latin immoderatus, from in- not + moderatus reduced, controlled (past participle of moderare).