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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation. Unfairly high as in rate of interest.

Usage examples (39)
  • Maybe you could borrow at very high usurious interest rate.
  • Adjective : a usurious moneylender. ,usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan
  • The tears in her voice were the payment of what must be called a usurious speculation of love.
  • They are being charged "usurious" interest rates because the government has caused interest rates to rise to control inflation. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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