1. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    unconscionable spending
    spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    exorbitant rent
    extortionate prices
    usurious interest rate
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How To Use usurious In A Sentence

  • They could tolerate anything except someone who tampered with their usurious money-making.
  • In the US, the Democratic Representative Maxine Waters has introduced a draft bill called the Stop Vultures Act. It would ban vulture funds from seeking "usurious" payments -- defined as anything more than the purchase price of the debt plus 6 percent a year interest. Johann Hari: We Must Stop the "Vulture Funds" That Feed on the World's Poor
  • Even colder, whenever veterans balk at paying the usurious rip-off, company lawyers sue them, usually in courts far away from where the vets live.
  • One of the favorite claims of payday lending opponents is that payday loans are "usurious". Blogger News Network
  • Maintenance grants should be restored for low-income students and the usurious interest rate charged on student loans reduced. Times, Sunday Times
  • Around twenty five percent of Australians cannot access financial services except on the most exploitative and usurious terms.
  • Planters often charged usurious interest rates on credit extended to their laborers, arguing that these were necessary because of the high risks involved.
  • Even after the banks have applied their usurious premium to the base rate, borrowing remains a bargain. Times, Sunday Times
  • Can you lend to the poor without charging usurious interest?
  • In most developing countries, the informal money-lending system coupled with usurious rates of interest, sometimes as high as 200%, gives birth to a phenomenon called debt bondage.
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