exorbitant

  • 21exorbitant — ex|or|bi|tant [ıgˈzo:bıtənt US o:r ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Late Latin, present participle of exorbitare to leave the track , from Latin orbita track ] an exorbitant price, amount of money etc is much higher than it should be =… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22exorbitant — ex|or|bi|tant [ ıg zɔrbıtənt ] adjective an exorbitant price or amount of money is much more than is reasonable: It meant borrowing money at an exorbitant rate of interest. exorbitant wage demands ╾ ex|or|bi|tance noun uncount ╾ ex|or|bi|tant|ly… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23exorbitant — UK [ɪɡˈzɔː(r)bɪtənt] / US [ɪɡˈzɔrbɪtənt] adjective an exorbitant price or amount of money is much more than is reasonable It meant borrowing money at an exorbitant rate of interest. exorbitant wage demands Derived words: exorbitance noun… …

    English dictionary

  • 24exorbitant — ex•or•bi•tant [[t]ɪgˈzɔr bɪ tənt[/t]] adj. exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, esp. in amount or extent: exorbitant prices; exorbitant luxury[/ex] • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < LL exorbitant , s. of exorbitāns, prp. of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 25exorbitant — [[t]ɪgzɔ͟ː(r)bɪtənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you describe something such as a price or fee as exorbitant, you are emphasizing that it is much greater than it should be. Exorbitant housing prices have created an acute shortage of affordable… …

    English dictionary

  • 26exorbitant — adjective an exorbitant price, rate, demand etc is much higher than is reasonable or usual: It s a good restaurant but the prices are exorbitant. exorbitance noun (U) exorbitantly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27exorbitant — /ɪg zɔ:bɪtənt/ adjective unreasonably high in price ● $10,000 a minute, that’s exorbitant and quite unjustified. ● Their fees may seem exorbitant, but their costs are very high …

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  • 28exorbitant — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin exorbitant , exorbitans, present participle of exorbitare to deviate, from Latin ex + orbita track of a wheel, rut, from orbis disk, hoop Date: 15th century 1. not coming within the scope of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 29exorbitant — adjective exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high Its a nice car, but they are charging an exorbitant price for it …

    Wiktionary

  • 30exorbitant — außerordentlich, enorm, gewaltig, gigantisch, immens, maßlos, riesenhaft, ungeheuer, ungemein; (geh.): überaus groß/hoch; (bildungsspr.): titanisch; (ugs.): mächtig, unglaublich; (emotional): unermesslich; (meist emotional): monströs, riesig;… …

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  • 31exorbitant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. excessive, immoderate, inordinate, unreasonable; extravagant, expensive, dear. See dearness.Ant., modest, reasonable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. excessive, extravagant, inordinate, immoderate; see… …

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  • 32exorbitant — [ɪg zɔ:bɪt(ə)nt] adjective (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high. Derivatives exorbitance noun exorbitantly adverb Origin ME: from late L. exorbitant , exorbitare go off the track …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 33exorbitant — adjective exorbitant interest rates Syn: extortionate, excessively high, excessive, prohibitive, outrageous, unreasonable, inflated, unconscionable, huge, enormous; informal steep, stiff, sky high, over the top, rip off Ant: reasonable …

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  • 34exorbitant — [ɪgˈzɔːbɪtənt] adj an exorbitant price or amount of money is much more than is reasonable …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 35exorbitant — /əgˈzɔbətənt / (say uhg zawbuhtuhnt), /ɛg / (say eg ) adjective exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent: to charge an exorbitant price for something. {Late Latin exorbitans, present participle, going… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 36exorbitant — üppig; pompös; enorm; beachtenswert; erklecklich; stattlich; ansehnlich; fulminant; groß; außerordentlich; erheblich; beachtlich; …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 37exorbitant — Synonyms and related words: a bit much, abandoned, acute, aggrandized, amplified, ballyhooed, boundless, clamant, clamorous, crying, cutthroat, cutting, demanding, disproportionate, dizzy, draining, drastic, egregious, enormous, exacting,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38exorbitant — e|xor|bi|tant Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …

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  • 39exorbitánt — adj. m. (sil. mf. ex ), pl. exorbitánţi; f. sg. exorbitántã, pl. exorbitánte …

    Romanian orthography

  • 40exorbitant — ex|or|bi|tạnt auch: e|xor|bi|tạnt 〈Adj.〉 außerordentlich, übertrieben [Etym.: <lat. exorbitans, Part. Präs. zu exorbitare »von der Bahn abweichen«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch