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Definition: 1. a gross deviation from fair prices or permitted limits; 2. behavior or action that exceeds appropriate limits of behavior or decorum

Synonyms: lavishness, overkill, plethora, excessiveness, unrestraint, indulgence, debauchery

Antonyms: dearth, insufficiency, lack, shortage, abstinence, moderation, self-restraint, temperance

Tips: Exorbitance is derived from the Latin word exorbitare, "to go out of the track." Anything that is exessive or out of line (off track from what is acceptable) can be described as exorbitant. Exorbitant and exorbitance are good words to critique unreasonable prices or spending. Exorbitance is also the same as exorbitancy.

Usage Examples:

It was a good meal, but you have to admit the bill for dinner was exorbitant. (excessive, much too large) adjective

Increased health care costs are the result of exorbitance in medical malpractice lawsuits. (excessiveness)

The rock star's exorbitant lifestyle left him broke. (excessive, frivolous) adjective

I don't think the extra features of the car warrant its exorbitant price. (extreme, excessive) adjective

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