exorbitant

  • 141passer — [ pase ] v. <conjug. : 1> • 1050; lat. pop. °passare, de passus « 1. pas » I ♦ V. intr. (auxil. avoir ou être; être est devenu plus cour.) A ♦ Se déplacer d un mouvement continu (par rapport à un lieu fixe, à un observateur). 1 ♦ Être… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 142performatif — [ pɛrfɔrmatif ] n. m. • 1962, Austin; de l angl. performative ♦ Ling. Énoncé qui constitue simultanément l acte auquel il se réfère (ex. Je vous autorise à partir, qui est une autorisation). ● performatif, performative adjectif performatif nom… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 143exorbiter — [ɛgzɔʀbite] v. tr. ÉTYM. 1912, s exorbiter; de exorbité; le verbe exorbiter est attesté en moy. franç. (mil. XVe) au sens de « sortir », empr. bas lat. exorbitare. → Exorbitant. ❖ ♦ Rare. Par exagér. Faire sortir (les yeux) de l orbite. 0 Notre… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 144exorbitance — (è gzor bi tan s ) s. f. Néologisme. Qualité de ce qui est exorbitant. •   On donnait pour preuve de l exorbitance de ces profits [des fournisseurs] l élévation, progressive chaque année, du prix des draps de troupes, laquelle contrastait avec l… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 145price — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exorbitant, high, inflated, prohibitive, steep ▪ They charge exorbitant prices for their goods. ▪ The price of fuel is prohibitive …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 146charge — I n. accusation 1) to bring, level, make a charge; to prefer, press charges 2) to concoct, cook up, fabricate, trump up a charge (they trumped up various charges against her) 3) to prove, substantiate a charge 4) to face a charge 5) to dismiss,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 147demand — I n. urgent request 1) to make a demand 2) to meet, satisfy a demand; to give in to, yield to a demand 3) to reject a demand 4) to drop a demand 5) an excessive, exorbitant; inexorable; moderate, modest, reasonable; terroristic demand 6) union;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 148nose — I n. 1) to blow; wipe one s nose 2) to pick one s nose 3) an aquiline, Roman; bulbous; pug, snub, turned up nose 4) a bloody; running, runny nose (the child has a runny nose) 5) through the nose (to breathe through the nose) 6) a nose bleeds;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 149profit — I n. 1) to clear, earn, make, realize, reap, turn a profit 2) to bring (in), yield a profit 3) a handsome, large; marginal, small; quick profit 4) an excess, exorbitant profit 5) a clear; net; gross profit 6) a profit on (to make a profit on a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 150extreme — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. remote, utmost, farthest, last, final, ultra, radical, drastic; excessive, inordinate, deep, intense, desperate, outrageous, immoderate, greatest. See end, greatness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [The… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 151inordinate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. excessive, disproportionate, unreasonable. See exaggeration. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. immoderate, excessive, overmuch, undue; see excessive , extreme 2 , wasteful . See Synonym Study at excessive …

    English dictionary for students

  • 152outrageous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. offensive, shocking. See disrepute. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. offensive, shocking, flagrant, monstrous, atrocious, heinous, intolerable, appalling, extreme, excessive, inordinate, immoderate,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 153undue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unjust, inequitable; improper, inappropriate; extreme, excessive, immoderate, inordinate, exorbitant, unwarranted. See injustice. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. improper, illegal, indecorous, unfair,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 154Redundance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Redundance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 redundance redundance Sgm: N 1 too much too much too many Sgm: N 1 superabundance superabundance superfluity superfluence| saturation Sgm: N 1 nimiety nimiety …

    English dictionary for students

  • 155expensive — ex|pen|sive W2S1 [ıkˈspensıv] adj costing a lot of money ≠ ↑cheap ▪ the most expensive restaurant in town ▪ Petrol is becoming more and more expensive. ▪ Photography is an expensive hobby. expensive to buy/run/produce/maintain etc ▪ The house was …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 156exorbitance — mid 15c., from EXORBITANT (Cf. exorbitant) + ANCE (Cf. ance) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 157profiteer — prof·it·eer || prÉ‘fɪ tɪr / prÉ’fɪ tɪə n. speculator, one who buys goods at market value and resells them at a higher price; one who charges exorbitant prices v. overcharge, demand exorbitant prices; raise rates, raise prices …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 158profiteered — prof·it·eer || prÉ‘fɪ tɪr / prÉ’fɪ tɪə n. speculator, one who buys goods at market value and resells them at a higher price; one who charges exorbitant prices v. overcharge, demand exorbitant prices; raise rates, raise prices …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 159profiteering — prof·it·eer || prÉ‘fɪ tɪr / prÉ’fɪ tɪə n. speculator, one who buys goods at market value and resells them at a higher price; one who charges exorbitant prices v. overcharge, demand exorbitant prices; raise rates, raise prices …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 160profiteers — prof·it·eer || prÉ‘fɪ tɪr / prÉ’fɪ tɪə n. speculator, one who buys goods at market value and resells them at a higher price; one who charges exorbitant prices v. overcharge, demand exorbitant prices; raise rates, raise prices …

    English contemporary dictionary