Definition of exorbitant in English:

exorbitant

Line breaks: ex|or¦bi|tant
Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzɔːbɪt(ə)nt
 
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adjective

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exorbitance

noun
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  • This is a lesser achievement than the strange, brilliant, delirious works of Gogol's prime; but it is, nevertheless, colored throughout by the inspired exorbitances of his genius.
  • Along with the similarly too-free-spirited two songs, such unchecked exorbitance damages the album's hard-won continuity.
  • Micah's parents had come in to inform us that they were leaving for something-or-other and swept out the door in a whiff of perfume and exorbitance.

exorbitantly

adverb
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  • Yes, Shanghai is definitely feeling the theater crunch, as the city now sports an excessive number of exorbitantly priced seats.
  • Like many of my colleagues, I was appalled at the outcome of arbitration before the Library of Congress, which set royalty payments at an exorbitantly high rate.
  • Some people have found a possible new way to beat the high cost of housing: to build apartments on their own, rather than buy an exorbitantly priced one from developers.

Origin

late Middle English (originally describing a legal case that is outside the scope of a law): from late Latin exorbitant- 'going off the track', from exorbitare, from ex- 'out from' + orbita 'course, track'.

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