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Meaning of USURIOUS

Pronunciation:  yoo'zhûreeus

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

USURIOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with U.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\U*su"ri*ous\ (?; 277), a. [From {Usury}.]
1. Practicing usury; taking illegal or exorbitant interest
   for the use of money; as, a usurious person.

2. Partaking of usury; containing or involving usury; as, a
   usurious contract. -- {U*su"ri*ous*ly}, adv. --
   {U*su"ri*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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