Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of EXORBITANT

Pronunciation:  ig'zorbitnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
 

EXORBITANT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: extortionate, immoderate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a bit much, abandoned, acute, aggrandized, amplified, ballyhooed, boundless, clamant, clamorous, crying, cutthroat, cutting, demanding, disproportionate, dizzy, draining, drastic, egregious, enormous, exacting, exaggerated, excessive, exigent, extortionate, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, fancy, fierce, furious, gigantic, gluttonous, gouging, grandiloquent, grasping, great, grossly overpriced, high, high-flown, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, immoderate, importunate, incontinent, inflated, inflationary, inordinate, insistent, instant, intemperate, intense, keen, loud, magnified, monstrous, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, overbig, overboard, overdeveloped, overdone, overdrawn, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overgreat, overgrown, overlarge, overmuch, overpraised, overpriced, oversold, overstated, overstressed, overweening, overwrought, persistent, pertinacious, piercing, preposterous, pressing, prodigal, profuse, prohibitive, puffed, rigorous, rough, severe, sharp, skyrocketing, spiraling, splitting, steep, stiff, stretched, superlative, taxing, too much, tough, touted, towering, unbridled, unconscionable, undue, unjustifiable, unjustified, unmeasurable, unreasonable, unrestrained, unwarranted, urgent, usurious, vehement, venomous, violent, virulent
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY