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ex·or·bi·tant

 (ĭg-zôr′bĭ-tənt)
adj.
Going beyond what is reasonable or customary, especially in cost or price: exorbitant rent; exorbitant telephone bills.

[Middle English, aberrant, flagrant, from Old French, excessive, extreme, from Late Latin exorbitāns, exorbitant-, present participle of exorbitāre, to deviate : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin orbita, path, track; see orbit.]

ex·or′bi·tant·ly adv.

exorbitant

(ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtənt)
adj
(of prices, demands, etc) in excess of what is reasonable; excessive; extravagant; immoderate
[C15: from Late Latin exorbitāre to deviate, from Latin orbita track]
exˈorbitance, exˈorbitancy n
exˈorbitantly adv

ex•or•bi•tant

(ɪgˈzɔr bɪ tənt)

adj.
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, esp. in amount or extent: exorbitant prices; exorbitant luxury.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin exorbitant-, s. of exorbitāns, present participle of exorbitāre to deviate from the track]
ex•or′bi•tant•ly, adv.

exorbitant

- Originally a legal term for a case outside of the scope of a law; since it implies going "out of orbit," it also first meant "deviating from the true path."
See also related terms for orbit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exorbitant - greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

exorbitant

exorbitant

adjective
Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
Translations
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be saikobesaikisperdėtai
pārmērīgs
aşırı yüksek

exorbitant

[ɪgˈzɔːbɪtənt] ADJ [rent, price, fee] → exorbitante, abusivo; [demands] → desorbitado, desmesurado

exorbitant

[ɪgˈzɔːrbɪtənt] adj
[price, fee, rent] → exorbitant(e), excessif/ive
[demands] → exorbitant(e), démesuré(e)

exorbitant

adjüberhöht; price alsounverschämt; demandmaßlos, übertrieben; that’s exorbitant!das ist Wucher!

exorbitant

[ɪgˈzɔːbɪtnt] adj (price) → esorbitante; (demands) → spropositato/a

exorbitant

(igˈzoːbitənt) adjective
(of prices or demands) very high or unreasonable.
exˈorbitantly adverb
exˈorbitance noun
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