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1. Practicing usury.
2. Of or constituting usury: usurious interest rates.

u·su′ri·ous·ly adv.
u·su′ri·ous·ness n.
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(yuˈʒʊər i əs)

1. practicing usury.
2. constituting usury.
u•su′ri•ous•ly, adv.
u•su′ri•ous•ness, n.
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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"
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[juːˈzjʊərɪəs] ADJusurario
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adjwucherisch; personWucher treibend attr; usurious priceWucherpreis m
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Without a thrill he opened a thick envelope from THE MILLENNIUM, scanned the face of a check that represented three hundred dollars, and noted that it was the payment on acceptance for "Adventure." Every debt he owed in the world, including the pawnshop, with its usurious interest, amounted to less than a hundred dollars.
To maintain these retainers, and to support the extravagance and magnificence which their pride induced them to affect, the nobility borrowed sums of money from the Jews at the most usurious interest, which gnawed into their estates like consuming cankers, scarce to be cured unless when circumstances gave them an opportunity of getting free, by exercising upon their creditors some act of unprincipled violence.
As to her money, she first secreted it in odd corners, wrapped in a rag or an old curl-paper; but some of these hoards having been discovered by the housemaid, Eliza, fearful of one day losing her valued treasure, consented to intrust it to her mother, at a usurious rate of interest--fifty or sixty per cent.; which interest she exacted every quarter, keeping her accounts in a little book with anxious accuracy.
It will provide them with an alternative source of funding and wean them from usurious lenders.
PNP-AKG said kidnapping incidents stem from gangs who target casinos and offer loans to gamblers at usurious rates.
We used to have an Anti-Usury law but it was scrapped altogether under the premise that the courts have the power to determine if any type of interest falls under what is defined as "Usurious" or "Unconscionable".
The third condition of immediate transfers has also been set to avoid rollover fees -- called swaps -- paid on positions held open overnight which are considered as a type of usurious interest payment.
Defence pleaded that the matter involves usurious interest as complainants were demanding compound interest from accused and upon refusal got the reference filed in connivance with NAB authorities.
This normally poses a problem for those following Islamic law, due to the possible usurious interest charged for the rollover.
Whenever these small and medium enterprises get their miserable post-dated cheques, they immediately cash them at usurious rates with shylocks and other downtown unregulated financial institutions that are worse than armed gangsters.
At the start of his term, the President ordered a crackdown on the 5-6 money lending scheme and threatened to arrest and deport foreigners engaged in such usurious business.
In lieu of submitting to such a usurious rate, Alesia and Stabosz requested that the board instead sell the company's Air Medical Division to de-lever the company, dramatically reduce financial risk, and importantly, unlock sizable value for the company's equity holders," the group announced in a press release related to its filing.