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Definition of "exorbitance" [ex•or•bi•tance]

  • Excessiveness, as of price or amount. (noun)
  • Behavior or an action that exceeds what is right or proper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exorbitance" in a sentence
  • "Do not forget that by what I might almost describe as the exorbitance of your demands you have gained more freedom than any other priest in England."
  • "This dearth, it is fair to assume, was caused by the exorbitance of Red-Eye, and it illustrates the menace he was to the existence of the horde."
  • "Ultimately, the Giants are an organization not prone to exorbitance—or being pushed around."