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1. Excessiveness, as of price or amount.
2. Behavior or an action that exceeds what is right or proper.


(ɪgˈzɔr bɪ təns)

also ex•or′bi•tan•cy,

the quality of being exorbitant.
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Noun1.exorbitance - excessive excess
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits


A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
جَسامَه، فَداحَه


[ɪgˈzɔːbɪtəns] Nexorbitancia f


n (of price)Unverschämtheit f; (of demands also)Maßlosigkeit f, → Übertriebenheit f


[ɪgˈzɔːbɪtns] neccessività


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