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
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This dearth, it is fair to assume, was caused by the exorbitance of Red-Eye, and it illustrates the menace he was to the existence of the horde.
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.
40) "For whatever our forefathers were, or whatever they did or suffered or were enforced to yield unto, we are the men of the present age and ought to be absolutely free from all kinds of exorbitances, molestations or arbitrary power".