exorbitant


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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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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
References in classic literature ?
Shimerda: he was unable to meet a note which fell due on the first of November; had to pay an exorbitant bonus on renewing it, and to give a mortgage on his pigs and horses and even his milk cow.
To such the State renders comparatively small service, and a slight tax is wont to appear exorbitant, particularly if they are obliged to earn it by special labor with their hands.
I was far from expecting ever to belong to him, for the price asked for me from the time I was first enslaved was exorbitant, and always provoked either anger or derision, yet my master stuck stubbornly to it -- twenty-two dollars.
Tell her that my relative's works of Art are two worthless pictures -- copies from the Old Masters, which I have tried to sell you as originals at an exorbitant price.
O Son, in whom my Soul hath chief delight, Son of my bosom, Son who art alone My word, my wisdom, and effectual might, All hast thou spok'n as my thoughts are, all As my Eternal purpose hath decreed: Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will, Yet not of will in him, but grace in me Freely voutsaft; once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit and enthrall'd By sin to foul exorbitant desires; Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe, By me upheld, that he may know how frail His fall'n condition is, and to me ow All his deliv'rance, and to none but me.
The nobles, whose power had become exorbitant during the reign of Stephen, and whom the prudence of Henry the Second had scarce reduced to some degree of subjection to the crown, had now resumed their ancient license in its utmost extent; despising the feeble interference of the English Council of State, fortifying their castles, increasing the number of their dependants, reducing all around them to a state of vassalage, and striving by every means in their power, to place themselves each at the head of such forces as might enable him to make a figure in the national convulsions which appeared to be impending.
He begged for an increase of wages to compensate him for the loss of the hut, but Sir John pointed out to him that if he was not satisfied his place could be easily filled by less exorbitant shepherds.
He established a fixed rate for servants' wages, which were becoming recklessly exorbitant.
CRITO: Fear not--there are persons who are willing to get you out of prison at no great cost; and as for the informers they are far from being exorbitant in their demands--a little money will satisfy them.
Exorbitant duties on imported articles would beget a general spirit of smuggling; which is always prejudicial to the fair trader, and eventually to the revenue itself: they tend to render other classes of the community tributary, in an improper degree, to the manufacturing classes, to whom they give a premature monopoly of the markets; they sometimes force industry out of its more natural channels into others in which it flows with less advantage; and in the last place, they oppress the merchant, who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer.
The Sheik named a sum that was rather less exorbitant than the Hon.
There is my explanation; it is sad enough, Poole, ay, and appalling to consider; but it is plain and natural, hangs well together, and delivers us from all exorbitant alarms.