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exorbitant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exorbitant  \Ex*or"bi*tant\,  a.  [L.  exorbitans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  exorbitare  to  go  out  of  the  track;  ex  out  +  orbita  track:  cf 
  F.  exorbitant.  See  {Orbit}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Foul  exorbitant  desires.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Not  comprehended  in  a  settled  rule  or  method;  anomalous. 
 
  The  Jews  .  .  .  [were]  inured  with  causes  exorbitant, 
  and  such  as  their  laws  had  not  provided  for 
  --Hooker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exorbitant 
  adj  :  greatly  exceeding  bounds  of  reason  or  moderation; 
  "exorbitant  rent";  "extortionate  prices";  "spends  an 
  outrageous  amount  on  entertainment";  "usorious  interest 
  rate";  "unconscionable  spending"  [syn:  {extortionate}, 
  {outrageous},  {steep},  {unconscionable},  {usurious}] 




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