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usurious

[yoo-zhoo r-ee-uh s] /yuˈʒʊər i əs/
adjective
1.
practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money:
a usurious moneylender.
2.
constituting or characterized by usury:
usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; usury + -ous
Related forms
usuriously, adverb
usuriousness, noun
nonusurious, adjective
nonusuriously, adverb
nonusuriousness, noun
unusurious, adjective
unusuriously, adverb
unusuriousness, noun
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usurious

adj.

c.1600, from usury + -ous. Related: Usuriously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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