American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by extortion.
- adj. Exorbitant; immoderate: extortionate interest rates.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by extortion; oppressive; excessive: as, an extortionate price.
- adj. of, related to or typifying extortion
- adj. greatly exceeding what is reasonable or moderate; exorbitant
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Characterized by extortion; oppressive; hard.
- adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
“Ms Stern was forced out after she voiced strong internal objections to the volte-face and the deal, calling it "extortionate", "outrageous" and "against the public interest".”
“It accuses him of charging "extortionate" prices for his multivitamin tablets.”
“Generally, do conductors and big-name singers really need to be paid the kind of extortionate fees that they demand orchestral musicians suffer freezes on their already low pay because of these greedy windbags.”
“To return to the subject, the price at which the house of Murray issued the "Letters of Queen Victoria" was not "extortionate," having regard to the astounding expenses of publication.”
“Britons also complain of the city's "extortionate" food and drink prices, appalling driving and excessive dog excrement on the streets, the research shows.”
“The AA has criticised the 'extortionate' charge, yesterday calling Citywatch Parking”
“Germany to Christmas via Paris, were forced to pay for an "extortionate" hotel after they were turned away from the station.”
“Travellers cite 'extortionate' demands from resorts after Conquest collapse”
“After being faced with the "extortionate" demand, Lee and others at his resort called the Canadian consulate and department of foreign affairs emergency line, only to be told to pay up”
“But while O'Neill wants to add further players in this transfer window, he has warned he will not pay "extortionate" prices.”
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