The children’s play took a vast or inordinate amount of work, much more than the parents had expected. The set and costumes were inordinately complex and thus required huge amounts of money, materials, and time. The director knew that performing the musical would take a lot of effort, but he had no clue that the production required an inordinate or excessive number of volunteers in addition to his usual staff.
Quiz: What is an example of an inordinate amount of something?
- Almost enough pencils for every student in a classroom to have one.
- Only three rolls of toilet paper left on the shelves in a store.
- Tens of thousands of books owned by a single person.