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extortionate

Saltos de línea: ex|tor¦tion|ate
Pronunciación: /ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nət
 
, ɛk-/

Definición de extortionate en inglés:

adjetivo

1(Of a price) much too high; exorbitant: £2,700 for that guitar is extortionate
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
exorbitant, excessively high, excessive, sky-high, outrageous, preposterous, immoderate, unreasonable, inordinate, prohibitive, ruinous, punitive, inflated, more than one can afford;
informal criminal, steep, stiff, over the top, OTT
2Using or given to extortion: the extortionate power of the unions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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."
Sinónimos
grasping, bloodsucking, avaricious, greedy, rapacious, predatory, usurious, exacting, harsh, severe, rigorous, hard, oppressive
informal money-grubbing
North American informal grabby

Derivados

extortionately

1
adverbio
[as submodifier]: lobster is extortionately expensive here
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with extortionate

proportionate

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