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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.
Aside from that lapse into usuriousness, what is this goodness trip Middleton's on?
This creates the moral basis for mutual obligations and effective cooperation without the constraints of paternalism or the usuriousness of free agent ethics.