, more inordinately, most inordinately
Done in a manner that exceeds typical expectations; excessive: Sam, the contractor, used inordinately strong language when he described the difficulties he was having obtaining building supplies.
, more insubordinate, most insubordinate
Pertaining to the refusal to obey orders or to follow the instructions of an authority: The insubordinate
worker objected to his supervisor's instructions to make a report regarding the progress of his assignment on the date that was specified.
The insubordinate student refused to put his cell phone away when his teacher told him that he was not allowed to use it in the classroom.
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, more insubordinately, most insubordinately
Achieved in a manner that defies authority or is seditious: The secret agent, "X", acted insubordinately when she shared information that she had acquired from other secret agents who were working for the perceived enemy.
insubordination (s) (noun)
, insubordinations (pl)
Behavior or actions that are done in defiance of those in charge of situations: The insubordination of the police officers during the course of the investigation was not reflected in the official report that was written by the chief of the local department.
metabolic disorder (MEH tuh BAH lik dis OR duhr) (s) (noun)
, metabolic disorders (pl)
A condition in which normal chemical processes in which a plant or an animal uses food, water, etc. in order to grow and to make energy are disrupted; usually, because of a missing enzyme: Joe had to see his doctor regarding his metabolic disorder before it developed into a more serious condition.
, ordains; ordained; ordaining
1. In a religious context; to grant authority to an individual to become a member of the clergy: Mr. Jason was to be ordained as a minister for the local church last week; however, he was ill and the ceremony had to be postponed until the first of next month.
2. To declare or to issue a decree that is meant to be carried out by others: The President ordained that the first Monday of February was to be a special day to celebrate a commemoration for those who have lived to be 100 years or older.
, more ordainable, most ordainable
Descriptive of someone who is worthy of being initiated or sworn into a clerical role within a religious organization: Although both candidates for the ministerial position were ordainable, the committee decided to vote for Robert Kale as the more ordainable one because, among other qualifications, he had more community service experience.
ordainer (s) (noun)
, ordainers (pl)
An individual whose role within a religious organization is to perform the ceremony bestowing the ministerial role for a priest, a minister, or a rabbi: The archbishop acted as the ordainer at the graduation ceremony of theological students who had studied the roles and responsibilities of the clergy for their church.
order (s) (noun)
, orders (pl)
1. An ecclesiastical organization or group of who live together for the purpose of fulfilling their spiritual obligations, responsibilities, or commitments: A young nurse joined a religious order in her quest to fulfill her dream of working with poor people so they will be able to survive the rigors of poverty.
2. The food and drinks that a person has requested at a restaurant: James was told by the waitress that his order would be ready in a few minutes.
3. A group of related plants or animals which is larger than a family: Humans. apes, monkeys, and similar members belong to the order of Primates.
4. An instruction or statement from a person with authority which tells others to do something: The captain of the ship was yelling orders to the crew to get the vessel ready for departure from the harbor.
, orders; ordered; ordering
To state or demand that something must be done: The solders were ordered
back to the base.
The firemen ordered everyone out of the house.
orderer (s) (noun)
, orderers (pl)
An individual whose responsibility is to put objects, ideas, etc. into a logical arrangement: Ms. Johnson, the office administrator, was an excellent orderer who made sure that the office worked smoothly and efficiently.
, more orderless, most orderless
A reference to being without rule, method, or proper arrangement: The crowd at the dog races appeared to be orderless, surging back and forth on the grass, trying to watch them run around the track.
orderly (s) (noun)
, orderlies (pl)
An individual who is assigned to an officer, or a person in authority, to facilitate the work or needs of others: Nate was assigned as an orderly
to work with his Commanding Officer to complete the necessary reports about the military parade that took place the previous morning.
Jake works in a hospital as an orderly and does various things; such as, moving patients from one place to another, helping with the needs of the medical staff, etc.
, more orderly, most orderly
Neat, properly arranged, tidy, and put together in a manner that makes information, etc. useful and accessible: In his lecture, Professor Davis proceeded in an orderly manner, describing the development of Medieval history.
Descriptive of, or characteristic of, the placement of a number in a well organized sequence: The position of the letter "h" in the alphabet corresponds to the ordinal position of the number "8" in a counting sequence.