exorbitant


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Synonyms for exorbitant

Synonyms for exorbitant

Synonyms for exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

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The daughter of the late auctioneer had utilized in her dining-room certain exquisite Turkish rugs which her father had bought at a bargain; panelling them on the walls in ebony, the cost of which has since become exorbitant.
A fowl costs five or six shillings; meat is nearly as dear as in England; firewood, or rather sticks, are brought on donkeys from a distance of two and three days' journey within the Cordillera; and pasturage for animals is a shilling a day: all this for South America is wonderfully exorbitant.
Then would you only do people a good turn in order to receive that exorbitant interest called gratitude?
Knavery and folly, though never so exorbitant, will more easily meet with assent; for ill-nature adds great support and strength to faith.
Bute Crawley had caused the old lady to revolt against the exorbitant pretensions of that part of the family; and though he himself had held off all his life from cultivating Miss Crawley's friendship, with perhaps an improper pride, he thought now that every becoming means should be taken, both to save her soul from perdition, and to secure her fortune to himself as the head of the house of Crawley.
A day lost at the very best; but more likely a whole fortnight of frizzling on some pestilential mudflat, of desperate work, of discharging cargo; more than likely it meant borrowing money at an exorbitant rate of interest--from the Siegers' gang too at that.
Nor were his conditions exorbitant, or the man craving and eager to make a prey of us, but for fifteen guineas we had our whole passage and provisions and cabin, ate at the captain's table, and were very handsomely entertained.
I told him I once thought myself a kind of monarch in my old station, of which I had given him an account; but that I thought he was not only a monarch, but a great conqueror; for he that had got a victory over his own exorbitant desires, and the absolute dominion over himself, he whose reason entirely governs his will, is certainly greater than he that conquers a city.
PESHAWAR -- NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Thursday arrested Shezada Behram Manager Small Dams, FATA Development Authority (FDA) for his alleged involvement in the purchase of sub-standard transformers at exorbitant rates, said a spokesman for National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
PESHAWAR -- NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested Shezada Behram Manager Small Dams, FATA Development Authority (FDA) for his alleged involvement in the purchase of sub-standard transformers at exorbitant rates, said a spokesman for NAB.
A House leader is seeking a change of the exorbitant Estate Tax to the more reasonable Inheritance Tax, and the exemption of certain donations from taxation to preserve inheritances and the Filipino culture.
Unfortunately, there are more and more people who are struggling financially but these short term loans with their exorbitant interest rates are not the answer.
Independent pharmacists charge that breach of contract, neglect and exorbitant fees are crippling their businesses
RAWALPINDI, December 15, 2011 (Frontier Star): Price Magistrate has arrested eleven shopkeepers on charge of selling commodities at exorbitant rates on Wednesday.
The motion calls on the conference to "deplore the exorbitant fees paid to a small number of private consultants who give advice that is sometimes useless or worse".