overpriced overpriced  /ˈoʊ vər ˌpraɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) too costly for the value

Usage(s):

  1. One wrong step and your vacation could be ruined by a seedy hotel room, an overpriced restaurant or an overnight flight crammed in the middle seat.
  2. They're overpriced, buggy, hard to figure out, and they break too easily.
  3. He once sold Amalgamated Copper short and realized $700,000 when Amalgamated reduced a dividend, causing its overpriced stock to tumble.

News

  1. Stifling student protest at Northeastern University

    Colleges used to be hotbeds of political activity, combative marketplaces of ideas. Now they’re overpriced country clubs with gleaming gyms, sushi, and a culture of enforced politeness that is downright depressing.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Are Housing Stocks Overpriced?

    Are Housing Stocks Overpriced?        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Wait for These Overpriced Dividend Stocks to Fall

    Wait for These Overpriced Dividend Stocks to Fall        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. "We're reaching the same point we did years ago when kids no longer wanted to pay for overpriced CDs," Sharon Osbourne said. "As a result, they found alternative ways of getting music. That's what's happening with summer touring in this...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Sharon Osbourne Source: NME.com

  2. Referring to Eisman's testimony, Durbin said some schools were enticing "low-income, high-risk students" into "mortgaging their futures -- not on overpriced homes this time, but on worthless diplomas," and said Congress must clamp down on...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Dick Durbin Source: ProPublica

  3. "Lions Gate's got its own problems. It's analogous to a couple not being able to pay the mortgage on their own home," Icahn told Reuters. "And instead of working on it, they go out and start negotiations to buy an overpriced mansion, and an...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Carl Icahn Source: Vancouver Sun

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