[ yoo-zhoor-ee-uhs ]
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  1. practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious moneylender.

  2. constituting or characterized by usury: usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan.

Origin of usurious

First recorded in 1600–10; usury + -ous

Other words from usurious

  • u·su·ri·ous·ly, adverb
  • u·su·ri·ous·ness, noun
  • non·u·su·ri·ous, adjective
  • non·u·su·ri·ous·ly, adverb
  • non·u·su·ri·ous·ness, noun
  • un·u·su·ri·ous, adjective
  • un·u·su·ri·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·u·su·ri·ous·ness, noun

Words Nearby usurious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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