extortionate ADJECTIVE 1) (of a price) much too high. 2) using or given to extortion.
DERIVATIVES extortionately adverb.

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  • extortionately — extortionate UK US /ɪkˈstɔːʃənət/ adjective DISAPPROVING ► more expensive than is reasonable: extortionate fee/price/rate, etc. »Most retailers charge extortionate prices for extended warranties often more than three times as much as an… …   Financial and business terms

  • extortionately — adv. Extortionately is used with these adjectives: ↑expensive …   Collocations dictionary

  • extortionately — adverb see extortionate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extortionately — See extortionate. * * * …   Universalium

  • extortionately — adverb In an extortionate manner; in a manner that greatly exceeds what is reasonable or moderate …   Wiktionary

  • extortionately — adv. by means of blackmail, through force or intimidation; exorbitantly, excessively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extortionately — ex·tor·tion·ate·ly …   English syllables

  • extortionately — See: extortionate …   English dictionary

  • extortionately — adverb to an exorbitant degree prices are exorbitantly high in the capital • Syn: ↑exorbitantly, ↑usuriously • Derived from adjective: ↑usurious (for: ↑usuriously), ↑extor …   Useful english dictionary

  • extortionate — extortionately, adv. /ik stawr sheuh nit/, adj. 1. grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices. 2. characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders. [1780 90; EXTORTION + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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