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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Exorbitant(adj)

    not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  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. Douglas MacArthur:

    Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -­ kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor ­- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

  2. Wilhelmina Delco:

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

  3. Letitia James:

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

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Most people are such a big show-off that it will simply blow-off a sensible person's mind seeing them waiting for several minutes outside a big or fancy restaurant for having ordinary food at an exorbitant price to waste own time and money rather than relishing the good taste of food which could be available on street food cart or in a small food joint.

  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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