from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness: exorbitant prices. See Synonyms at excessive.
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- adj. exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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
- adj. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deviating from proper limitation or rule; excessively enlarged or extended; out of order or proportion.
- Going beyond the bounds of reason; extravagantly exacting or exacted; inordinate; excessive: as, exorbitant charges or prices; an exorbitant usurer.
- Synonyms Inordinate, unreasonable, unconscionable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
Middle English, aberrant, flagrant, from Old French, excessive, extreme, from Late Latin exorbitāns, exorbitant-, present participle of exorbitāre, to deviate : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin orbita, path, track; see orbit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)