Definition of extortionate in English:

extortionate

Line breaks: ex|tor¦tion|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nət
 
, ɛk-/

adjective

Derivatives

extortionately

adverb
[as submodifier]: lobster is extortionately expensive here
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  • 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.

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