from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by extortion.
  • adj. Exorbitant; immoderate: extortionate interest rates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, related to or typifying extortion
  • adj. greatly exceeding what is reasonable or moderate; exorbitant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by extortion; oppressive; hard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by extortion; oppressive; excessive: as, an extortionate price.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation


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