usurious

adjective
usu·​ri·​ous | \ yu̇-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce usurious (audio) , -ˈzu̇r- How to pronounce usurious (audio) \

Definition of usurious

1 : practicing usury
2 : involving usury : of the character of usury usurious interest rates

Other Words from usurious

usuriously adverb
usuriousness noun

Examples of usurious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quranic regulations could be interpreted to allow for reasonable interest payments while banning usurious interest. Daniel Pipes, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2021 And yes, Porsche's usurious options list is scarily seductive. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2021 On the other side of the divide, college is viewed as meandering, luxurious, usurious, and somehow unmasculine, which explains the increasing college gender gap (not only in enrollment, but increasingly completion). Ryan Craig, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 In the case of individuals, Mr. Cameron defended the practice as a sort of populist alternative for some people to usurious payday-lending schemes. New York Times, 13 May 2021 In the case of individuals, Mr. Cameron defended the practice as a sort of populist alternative for some people to usurious payday-lending schemes. New York Times, 13 May 2021 The most painful manifestation of this has been the rising rate of suicides among farmers across the country (28 per day in 2019), many of whom are indebted to informal sources such as relatives or usurious money lenders. Surinder S. Jodhka, Quartz, 3 June 2021 In the case of individuals, Mr. Cameron defended the practice as a sort of populist alternative for some people to usurious payday-lending schemes. New York Times, 13 May 2021 Apple is trying to show Fortnite pays similar royalties to console gaming partners, while Epic compares the allegedly usurious App Store is like a car salesman who expects a royalty on gas purchases. Charlie Fink, Forbes, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of usurious

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Usurious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/usurious. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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usurious

adjective
usu·​ri·​ous | \ yu̇-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce usurious (audio) \

Legal Definition of usurious

1 : practicing usury
2 : involving usury usurious interest

Other Words from usurious

usuriously adverb
usuriousness noun

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