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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usuriousadjective

    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

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


  1. exorbitantadjective

    exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exorbitantadjective

    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. Exorbitantadjective

    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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  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

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    These exorbitant' fees' force developers to charge users more for their services and utilize resources they would otherwise invest in our employees, technologies, and user-requested features, in addition, monopolizing the market for in-app payments will further cement Google's near-total control of the Android ecosystem.

  2. Bruno Le Maire:

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

  3. Rachael Denhollander:

    They say they want to support the survivors and work for justice, but, at the same time as they utter these words, they have attacked our character and motivations, accused us of being ambulance chasers looking for a payday, lied about our legislative package, lied about why mediation was stalled, and paid exorbitant amounts of money to monitor our social media activity, actions speak louder than words, and MSU’s actions leave no doubt about what they really care about, and it isn’t stopping sexual assault.

  4. Actares President Veronika Hendry:

    With this business model you are taking hostage an insurance system that depends on solidarity, there's currently a broad discussion going on over exorbitant drug prices, and this discussion is creating resentment and disbelief.

  5. President Trump and Sen. Rubio:

    What happened January 6 was horrible and it was a terrible day, it should never happen again. And people are being prosecuted for it, but what does that have to do with the fact that people are paying exorbitant prices for everything, they can't find things, can't find workers ?

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