Definition of exorbitance:
lavishness, extravagantness, excess, prodigality, overplus, embarrassment, intemperateness, immoderacy, luxury, dissipation, waste, profusion, superfluity, enormity, surfeit, plethora, wastefulness, superfluousness, redundance, intemperance, insobriety, extravagancy, nimiety.
- expensiveness (part of speech: noun)
- superfluity (part of speech: noun)
The voice of this society should be sufficient authority for the usage of words, and sufficient also to expose the innovations of other men's fancies; they should preside with a sort of judicature over the learning of the age, and have liberty to correct and censure the exorbitance of writers, especially of translators.- "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.
- "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.
Keeping in view all the facts,- that Sedgwick was on unknown ground, with an enemy in his front, familiar with every inch of it and with Sedgwick's every movement; that he had intrenchments to carry where a few months before one man had been more than a match for ten; that the night was dark and foggy; and that he was taken unawares by this order,- it seems that to expect him to carry the heights before daylight, savors of exorbitance.- "The Campaign of Chancellorsville", Theodore A. Dodge.