from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun excessive excess


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