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Pronunciation:  ig'zorbitnt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"

EXORBITANT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: extortionate, immoderate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*or"bi*tant\, a. [L. exorbitans, -antis, p. pr. of
exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out + orbita track: cf.
F. exorbitant. See {Orbit}.]
1. Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating
   from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed
   rules or established limits of right or propriety;
   excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as,
   exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges,
   demands, or claims.

         Foul exorbitant desires.              --Milton.

2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.

         The Jews . . . [were] inured with causes exorbitant,
         and such as their laws had not provided for.

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