Exorbitant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzɔːrbɪtənt|  American pronunciation of the word exorbitant
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzɔːbɪt(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word exorbitant

adjective

- greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation(syn: extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious)

exorbitant rent

Examples

They were charged exorbitant rates for phone calls.

...the cost of our stay was so exorbitant you would have thought that we had bought the hotel and not just spent a few nights there...

...spent an exorbitant sum on furnishing living quarters for his concubine...

Suckers paid exorbitant prices for cut and adulterated liquor.

the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money

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