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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The women, indeed, usually entered the church at once, and the farmers' wives talked in an undertone to each other, over the tall pews, about their illnesses and the total failure of doctor's stuff, recommending dandelion- tea, and other home-made specifics, as far preferable--about the servants, and their growing exorbitance as to wages, whereas the quality of their services declined from year to year, and there was no girl nowadays to be trusted any further than you could see her--about the bad price Mr.
ond Throw in the exorbitance of travel and sleeping costs and the whole occasion was another example of why UEFA need to have a serious rethink about how they stage showpiece events.
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Holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against hike of prices and exorbitance, the protesters demanded of the government to reverse the decision immediately to remove unrest among poor.
The anomaly is only compounded by the communication model's precipitation of a receiving agent for each communicative agent: when Phelan says that Faulkner "has Benjy unknowingly communicate to his narratee" (3), the conceptual exorbitance of the end of the sentence far overshadows the minimization of Benjy's agency at the beginning.
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