- exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive: to charge an exorbitant price; exorbitant luxury.
- Archaic. outside the authority of the law.
Origin of exorbitant
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Examples from the Web for exorbitantly
But after more than 10 aggravating, exorbitantly expensive and violent years, the world has pretty much had it with Afghanistan.Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Could Be a Bonanza—or Lead to Disaster
Dr. Cheryl Benard
July 4, 2012
Fay was not exorbitantly extravagant; but then the duke was not exorbitantly rich.Prisoners
House-rent is exorbitantly high; the keep of a horse often costs, owing to the want of forage, from two to three dollars a-day.
They have raised their prices so exorbitantly that the poor complain that it is becoming impossible for them even to die.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris
He denounces these merchants, who stood there over-reaching in their bargains and exorbitantly outrageous in their charges.T. De Witt Talmage
T. De Witt Talmage
Cartmen charged wildly and exorbitantly—some having to pay as high as fifty dollars to have carted away a cartload of stuff.
- (of prices, demands, etc) in excess of what is reasonable; excessive; extravagant; immoderate
Word Origin and History for exorbitantly
mid-15c., a legal term, "deviating from rule or principle, eccentric;" from Latin exorbitantem (nominative exorbitans), present participle of exorbitare "deviate, go out of the track," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + orbita "wheel track" (see orb). Sense of "excessive, immoderate" is from 1620s; of prices, rates, etc., from 1660s. Related: Exorbitantly.