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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin, present participle of exorbitare 'to leave the track', from Latin orbita 'track'

exorbitant

adjective
     
ex‧or‧bi‧tant
an exorbitant price, amount of money etc is much higher than it should be [= astronomical]
exorbitant rent/prices etc
exorbitant rates of interest
exorbitantly adverb
WORD FOCUS: expensive WORD FOCUS: expensive
high used about prices, rents, or charges
fancy
used about restaurants, cars, or clothes that look expensive
posh
used about hotels, restaurants, or cars that look expensive and are used by rich or high-class people
cost a lot
also cost a bomb informal to be very expensive
be out of somebody's price range
to be more than someone can afford to pay
be a rip-off
informal to be much too expensive, so that you feel you have been cheated
exorbitant
exorbitant prices are much too high


See also
expensive

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