from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessiveness, as of price or amount.
  • n. Behavior or an action that exceeds what is right or proper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or characteristic of being exorbitant.
  • n. A large excess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A going out of or beyond proper limits or bounds; transgression of normal limitations or restrictions; hence, inordinate extension or expansion; extravagant enlargement.
  • n. Extravagance in degree or amount; excessiveness; inordinateness: as, the exorbitance of desires, demands, or taxes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive excess


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