Word of the Day: Usurious


[yoo-zhoo r-ee-uh s]


practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for theuse of money:

a usurious moneylender.


constituting or characterized byusury :

usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan.
Origin of usurious

1600-10; usury + -ous

Related forms
usuriously, adverb
usuriousness, noun
Context: The loan that you are agreeing to take out is usurious, and it is important that you are fully aware of the financial costs of both the loan and defaulting on it.

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