Meaning of usurious

u•su•ri•ous

Pronunciation: (y-zhoor'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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