- adj. （要价等）过高的；（性格等）过分的；不在法律范围之内的
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ex-, 向外。orbit, 轨道。即偏离正常轨道的，引申义价格高得离谱的。
- exorbitant (adj.)
- mid-15c., a legal term, "deviating from rule or principle, eccentric;" from Late Latin exorbitantem (nominative exorbitans), present participle of exorbitare "deviate, go out of the track," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + orbita "wheel track" (see orb). General sense of "excessive, immoderate" is from 1620s; of prices, rates, etc., from 1660s. Related: Exorbitantly.
- 1. Investment remains tiny primarily because of the exorbitant cost of land.
- 2. They're charging an exorbitant price for fixing the car, but they've got us over a barrel because we can't do without it.
- 他们修理这部汽车索价太高, 但我们被逼得只好听其摆布,因为我们不能没有汽车.
- 3. Exorbitant housing prices have created an acute shortage of affordable housing for the poor.
- 4. Unsuspecting buyers paid exorbitant prices for their railroad stock.
- 5. Two dollars is an exorbitant price for a dozen eggs.
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