usurious

[ yoo-zhoo r-ee-uh s ]
/ yuˈʒʊər i əs /

adjective

practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious moneylender.
constituting or characterized by usury: usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan.

Nearby words

  1. usufruct,
  2. usufructuary,
  3. usumacinta,
  4. usumbura,
  5. usurer,
  6. usuriously,
  7. usurp,
  8. usurpation,
  9. usurper,
  10. usury

Origin of usurious

First recorded in 1600–10; usury + -ous

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