immoderate

Something that goes way overboard or is excessive is immoderate. Immoderate exercise can lead to pulled muscles and sprains.

If someone's behavior is unreasonable or extreme, you can call it immoderate. Immoderate spending results in arms full of shopping bags and a whole lot of credit card debt, and immoderate eating at a huge breakfast buffet can give you a stomach ache for the rest of the day. Immoderate is the opposite of the adjective moderate, which means calm or restrained. Both words have the same Latin root, moderatus, "within bounds, or observing moderation."

Definitions of immoderate
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adj beyond reasonable limits

immoderate laughter”
immoderate spending”
Synonyms:
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
abnormal
much greater than the normal
all-fired
extreme; used as an intensifier
exaggerated, overdone, overstated
represented as greater than is true or reasonable
excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable
beyond normal limits
exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
extraordinary, over-the-top, sinful
far more than usual or expected
extreme
far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree
extreme
beyond a norm in views or actions
extremist, radical, ultra
(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
far
beyond a norm in opinion or actions
stark
complete or extreme
unreasonable
not reasonable; not showing good judgment
intemperate
excessive in behavior
Antonyms:
moderate
being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
mild
moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme
average, intermediate, medium
around the middle of a scale of evaluation
cautious, conservative
avoiding excess
fair, fairish, reasonable
not excessive or extreme
indifferent
neither too great nor too little
limited
not excessive
middle-of-the-road
not extreme, especially in political views
minimalist
advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
modest, small
not large but sufficient in size or amount
temperate
not extreme in behavior
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