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extortionate

Syllabification: ex·tor·tion·ate
Pronunciation: /ikˈstôrSH(ə)nət
 
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Definition of extortionate in English:

adjective

1(Of a price) much too high; exorbitant: extortionate ticket prices
More 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 unions
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  • 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."

Derivatives

extortionately

1
adverb
[as submodifier]: lobster is extortionately expensive here
More 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.

Words that rhyme with extortionate

proportionate

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