usurious

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u·su·ri·ous

 (yo͞o-zho͝or′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Practicing usury.
2. Of or constituting usury: usurious interest rates.

u·su′ri·ous·ly adv.
u·su′ri·ous·ness n.

u•su•ri•ous

(yuˈʒʊər i əs)

adj.
1. practicing usury.
2. constituting usury.
[1600–10]
u•su′ri•ous•ly, adv.
u•su′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.usurious - 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"
Translations
lihvarski
lihvarski

usurious

[juːˈzjʊərɪəs] ADJusurario

usurious

adjwucherisch; personWucher treibend attr; usurious priceWucherpreis m
References in classic literature ?
The clerk consented to come out when he perceived that he was being asked for by an old lady who was too infirm to walk; after which the Grandmother began to upbraid him at length, and with great vehemence, for his alleged usuriousness, and to bargain with him in a mixture of Russian, French, and German--I acting as interpreter.