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immŏdĭcus (inm- ), a, um, adj. in modicus,
I.beyond bounds, beyond measure, excessive, unrestrained, unruly, immoderate (perh. not ante-Aug.).
II. Trop., excessive, unrestrained, extravagant, immoderate, etc.: “immodicus in numero augendo esse solet,is in the habit of exaggerating numbers, Liv. 38, 23, 8: “in appetendis honoribus immodicus,Vell. 2, 33, 3: “immodicus linguā,Liv. 22, 12, 11: “animi,Sall. H. 1, 114 Dietsch: “tum verbis tum rebus immodicus,extravagant in words and deeds, Suet. Dom. 12: “Gracchi legibus (ferendis),Luc. 6, 796: “assiduus potius quam immodicus (praeceptor),Quint. 2, 2, 5: “imperia,Liv. 21, 3, 5; so, “licentia crudelitatis,Vell. 2, 28, 2: “decreta ad honores sociorum,Liv. 31, 45, 2: “libido possidendi,Col. 1, 3, 11: “fastus,Ov. A. A. 3, 511: “populi acclamationes,Suet. Caes. 79: “oratio,too long, Plin. Ep. 9, 4, 1: “periodus,Quint. 9, 4, 125.—
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