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usurious (adjective), more usurious, most usurious
A reference to loan sharks who charge illegal or excessive amounts of money to customers: Henry's cousin was a usurious moneylender in the neighborhood who made sure that he got twice the amount of money back that was borrowed from him.

There was a business in a certain part of town that charged large usurious rates of interest even for very small loans.

Charging illegal or exorbitant interest for the use of money that is loaned.
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Relating to illegal or exorbitant charges for those who borrow money from a loaner.
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Pertaining to charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for money which has been loaned to someone. (2)