- Exceeding proper limits; excessive or unduly high; extravagant.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:excessive
- It’s a nice car, but they are charging an exorbitant price for it.
- You also have to pay exorbitant interest if you have credit card debt.
- 1856, George Grote, “Military Operations and Conquests of Alexander, after His Winter-quarters in Persis, down to His Death At Babylon”, in History of Greece, volume XII, London: John Murray, […], part II, page 282:
- But whatever might be the internal thoughts of Macedonian officers, they held their peace before Alexander [the Great], whose formidable character and exorbitant self-estimation would tolerate no criticism.
- 1874, Thomas Hardy, “Gabriel’s Resolve—The Visit—The Mistake”, in Far from the Madding Crowd. […], volume I, London: Smith, Elder & Co., […], OCLC 2481962, page 38:
- Love, being an extremely exacting usurer (a sense of exorbitant profit, spiritually, by an exchange of hearts, being at the bottom of pure passions, as that of exorbitant profit, bodily or materially, is at the bottom of those of lower atmosphere), every morning his feelings were as sensitive as the money-market in calculations upon his chances.
exceeding proper limits
- “exorbitant”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Positive forms of exorbitant
Comparative forms of exorbitant
Superlative forms of exorbitant
Declension of exorbitant