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usurious
American English: /juˈʒʊriəs/
British English: /juːˈʒʊərɪəs/
, /juːˈzjʊrɪəs/

Translation of usurious in Spanish:

adjective

  • (practice/rate of interest)
    usurario
    de usura
    (person)
    usurero
    Example sentences
    • On the other side of the political spectrum, liberals worry that litigation finance firms offering usurious rates prey upon a desperate clientele.
    • Desperate American workers are forced to rely on credit card debt at usurious interest rates to pay for basic necessities.
    • They make half their income by surprising people with enormous penalties and usurious interest rate changes if they forget to pay their phone bill one month.

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