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Meaning of EXORBITANCE

Pronunciation:  ig'zorbitns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  excessive excess
 

EXORBITANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: outrageousness
 
 See Also: excess, excessiveness, inordinateness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*or"bi*tance\, Exorbitancy \Ex*or"bi*tan*cy\,, n.
A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence,
enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or
propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or of
deportment; exorbitance of demands. ``a curb to your
exorbitancies.'' --Dryden.

      The lamentable exorbitances of their superstitions.
                                               --Bp. Hall.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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