Definition of exorbitant:
- Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims.
- Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
study at excessive, extreme, extreme, usurious, unconscionable, hideous, immoderate, conscienceless, inordinate, extortionate, overmuch, steep, outrageous, horrid, undue, excess, inordinate, horrific.
- expensive (part of speech: adjective)
- superfluous (part of speech: adjective)
In this manner, compelled to act almost always without plan or concert, yet accustomed to gain in the market of Acapulco, notwithstanding so many impediments and the exorbitant premiums paid for the money lent, these merchants follow the strange maxim of risking little or no property of their own; and unaware, or rather, disregarding the importance of economy in the expenses and regularity of their general method of living, it is not possible they can ever accumulate large fortunes, or form solid and well- accredited houses.- "The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes", Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes.
The price is exorbitant, to start with; there's a large amount of construction work to be done under unfavorable conditions; I'm not sure but what, considering that it's a low grade proposition, at best, the cost of production would run fairly high; and then, too, there seems to be a possibility of serious labor troubles out that way before long, which, while probably not a determining factor, ought still to be reckoned with."- "Loaded Dice", Ellery H. Clark.
- "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.