Definition of usurious in English:

usurious

Syllabification: u·su·ri·ous
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈZHo͝orēəs
 
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adjective

Of or relating to the practice of usury: they lend money at usurious rates
More 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.

Derivatives

usuriously

adverb
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  • Credit was tight, interest rates usuriously high.
  • While management has been usuriously enriching themselves, shareholders have suffered greatly.
  • The fact remains that banks are able to charge usuriously high interest rates because the government secures their monopoly.

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