Exorbitant meaning

ĭg-zôr'bĭ-tənt
The definition of exorbitant is something that is excessive or goes beyond reasonable.

An example of exorbitant is the price of a dress that is too high as compared to similar dresses.

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Going beyond what is reasonable or customary, especially in cost or price.

Exorbitant rent; exorbitant telephone bills.

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Going beyond what is reasonable, just, proper, usual, etc.; excessive; extravagant.
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Exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high.

It's a nice car, but they are charging an exorbitant price for it.

You also have to pay exorbitant interest if you have credit card debt.

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Origin of exorbitant

  • Middle English aberrant, flagrant from Old French excessive, extreme from Late Latin exorbitāns exorbitant- present participle of exorbitāre to deviate Latin ex- ex- Latin orbita path, track orbit
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Late Latin exorbitāns, the present active participle of exorbitō (“I go out of the track”), from ex (“out”) + orbita (“wheel-track”); see orbit. Compare the French exorbitant.
    From Wiktionary