What does exorbitant mean?

Definitions for exorbitant
ɪgˈzɔr bɪ təntex·or·bi·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious(adj)

    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

    "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"


  1. exorbitant(Adjective)

    exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exorbitant(adj)

    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

  2. Exorbitant(adj)

    not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous

  3. Origin: [L. exorbitans, -antis, p. pr. of exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out + orbita track: cf. F. exorbitant. See Orbit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exorbitant

    egz-or′bi-tant, adj. going beyond the usual limits: excessive.—ns. Exor′bitance, Exor′bitancy, extravagance: enormity.—adv. Exor′bitantly.—v.i. Exor′bitāte, to stray. [L. exorbitans, -antis, pr.p. of exorbitāreex, out of, orbita, a track—orbis, a circle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exorbitant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exorbitant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of exorbitant in a Sentence

  1. Letitia James:

    Hedge funds are charging exorbitant fees for high-risk and opaque investments.

  2. Wilhelmina Delco:

    It's a discovery, and now newcomers are getting exorbitant prices for the homes, and that drives up the cost.

  3. Bruno Le Maire:

    No one would understand if the severance pay of Carlos Ghosn were exorbitant, we are going to be extremely vigilant.

  4. Harish Janartha:

    The situation has forced tourists to buy water at exorbitant prices. A 20-rupee-bottle of water is being charged 100 rupees ($1.49).

  5. David Ogilvy:

    Set exorbitant standards, and give your people hell when they don't live up to them. There is nothing so demoralizing as a boss who tolerates second rate work.

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