1. Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims.
Foul exorbitant desires. --Milton.
2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
The Jews . . . [were] inured with causes exorbitant, and such as their laws had not provided for. --Hooker.
adj : greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation;
"exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an
outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest
rate"; "unconscionable spending" [syn: extortionate,
outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious]