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Definitions of exorbitant

  1. Exorbitance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Going beyond the usual limits: excessive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Excessive, as a price or charge; extravagant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Exceeding due bounds; not under any rule. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Deviating from the usual course; unreasonable; enormous; excessive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for exorbitant

  1. About twenty years ago, the workmen, employed at a very extensive factory in forging these skelps out of bar- iron, 'struck' for an advance of wages; and as their demands were very exorbitant they were not immediately complied with. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  2. With a merciless slowness of utterance, and a manner of the most unmoved sternness, she went on: I did not deem the proposal at all exorbitant – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
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