exorbitant

  • 161costly — adj Costly, expensive, dear, valuable, precious, invaluable, priceless mean having a high value or valuation, especially in terms of money. Costly, expensive, dear refer to the expenditure or sacrifice involved in obtaining or procuring a thing.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 162extortionate — adj 1. exorbitant, expensive; excessive, outrageous. See exorbitant(defs.1, 2). 2. usurious, bloodsucking, wringing, exacting; avaricious, rapacious, ravening, voracious, greedy; sordid, mean, venal …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 163usury — u•su•ry [[t]ˈyu ʒə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) the practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest rate 2) an exorbitant amount or rate of interest 3) Obs. interest paid for the use of money • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME usurie (< OF) < ML… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 164usury — /ˈjuʒəri / (say yoohzhuhree) noun (plural usuries) 1. an exorbitant amount or rate of interest, especially in excess of the legal rate. 2. the lending, or practice of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest. 3. Obsolete the fact or… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 165usury — Charging an illegal rate of interest. Collectively, the laws of a jurisdiction regulating the charging of interest rates. A usurious loan is one whose interest rates are determined to be in excess of those permitted by the usury laws. An illegal… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 166usury — An unlawful contract upon the loan of money, to receive the same again with exorbitant increase. Lassman v Jacobson, 125 Minn 218, 146 NW 350. The exaction, or an agreement for the exaction, of a greater sum for the loan, use, or forbearance of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 167excessive — [ek ses′iv, ikses′iv] adj. [ME & OFr excessif < ML excessivus] characterized by excess; being too much or too great; immoderate; inordinate excessively adv. excessiveness n. SYN. EXCESSIVE applies to that which goes beyond what is proper,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 168rack — rack1 [rak] n. [ME racke < LowG rack < IE * rek , to project, bar > ROCK2] 1. a framework, grating, case, stand, etc. for holding or displaying various things [clothes rack, dish rack, pipe rack, bomb rack]: often used in combination:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 169exorbitantly — adverb to an exorbitant degree prices are exorbitantly high in the capital • Syn: ↑extortionately, ↑usuriously • Derived from adjective: ↑usurious (for: ↑usuriously), ↑e …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 170extortionately — adverb to an exorbitant degree prices are exorbitantly high in the capital • Syn: ↑exorbitantly, ↑usuriously • Derived from adjective: ↑usurious (for: ↑usuriously), ↑extor …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 171high-priced — adjective having a high price (Freq. 2) costly jewelry high priced merchandise much too dear for my pocketbook a pricey restaurant • Syn: ↑costly, ↑dear, ↑pricey, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 172usuriously — adverb to an exorbitant degree prices are exorbitantly high in the capital • Syn: ↑exorbitantly, ↑extortionately • Derived from adjective: ↑usurious, ↑extortionate (for: ↑e …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 173CONSUMER PROTECTION — is a new area of law; hence, the term does not appear in classical sources of Jewish law. The meaning of the concept is implied in the term itself: our generation is one of abundance, with great demands, numerous consumers, and extensive… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 174ECONOMIC HISTORY — This article is arranged according to the following outline: first temple period exile and restoration second temple period talmudic era muslim middle ages medieval christendom economic doctrines early modern period sephardim and ashkenazim… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 175LABOR — Jewish Labor Organizations IN THE PRE STATE PERIOD Since the last decades of the 19th century, a number of sporadic labor associations have arisen in agriculture and in the printing, clothing, and building trades, as well as groups limited to a… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 176KETUBBAH — (Heb. כְּתֻבָּה), a document recording the financial obligations which the husband undertakes toward his wife in respect of, and consequent to, their marriage, obligations which in principle are imposed on him by law. For the ketubbah of a… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 177NEW YORK CITY — NEW YORK CITY, foremost city of the Western Hemisphere and largest urban Jewish community in history; pop. 7,771,730 (1970), est. Jewish pop. 1,836,000 (1968); metropolitan area 11,448,480 (1970), metropolitan area Jewish (1968), 2,381,000… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 178juice dealer — {n.}, {slang} An underworld money lender who charges exorbitant fees to his clientele and frequently collects payment by physical force. * /No matter how broke you are, never go to a juice dealer./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 179king's ransom — {n. phr.} 1. An excessively large sum of money extorted by kidnappers to let someone go free. * /The Smith family had to pay a kings ransom for the freedom of their seven year old son, Tommy./ 2. An exorbitant fee one is forced to pay. * /The… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 180juice dealer — {n.}, {slang} An underworld money lender who charges exorbitant fees to his clientele and frequently collects payment by physical force. * /No matter how broke you are, never go to a juice dealer./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms