- 1(Of a price) much too high; exorbitant: £2,700 for that guitar is extortionateMore example sentences
- The ticket prices were not extortionate, it was after all a semi final, and we don't play at home again until February 7.
- Rather, he is keen to defend football from the usual allegations that ticket prices are extortionate.
- How do young people have the money to buy these tickets, usually in bulk, and at extortionate prices.
- 2Using or given to extortion: the extortionate power of the unionsMore example sentences
- More systematic than previous repressions, the example did much to ensure that revolts did not recur, even during the infinitely harsher and more extortionate later years of the reign.
- This is an extortionate use of the indictment power.
- In response, the author proposes a new crime of "extortionate destruction."
- [as submodifier]: lobster is extortionately expensive hereMore example sentences
- We also receive complaints that people are pressurised into having work done by traders who knock on their door, or visit as a result of an unsolicited phone call, only to find the work is extortionately expensive and badly done.
- Even at the book's launch party, over glasses of poor quality (but extortionately expensive) House of Commons wine, one or two people doubted this was what had really happened.
- This coupled with extortionately high house prices and rents makes it very difficult for those earning the real York average wages to even afford to live.