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
  1. adjective
    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, extravagant, 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
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    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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