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Definition of "high-interest" []

  • (of a loan, mortgage, etc) to be repaid at a high rate of interest (adjective)
  • (of an account, share, etc) paying interest above the average (adjective)
  • (used of loans) charging a relatively large percentage of the amount borrowed (adjective)

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Use "high-interest" in a sentence
  • "With the revenue from her primary business, she invested in mining stock and made high-interest loans to the San Francisco elite."
  • "Predatory lending and high-interest financing targeting the military have been elusive problems for years."
  • "At the behest of Congress, the Department of Defense released a report in 2006 that documented how high-interest lenders set up shop outside of military towns, leading many soldiers into debts they could not handle."