extortionate


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ex·tor·tion·ate

 (ĭk-stôr′shə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Characterized by extortion.
2. Exorbitant; immoderate: extortionate interest rates.

ex·tor′tion·ate·ly adv.

extortionate

(ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt)
adj
1. (of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
2. (of persons) using extortion
exˈtortionately adv

ex•tor•tion•ate

(ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt)

adj.
1. excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
2. characterized by extortion.
ex•tor′tion•ate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extortionate - greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

extortionate

adjective
2. grasping, hard, severe, exacting, harsh, rigorous, oppressive, rapacious, blood-sucking (informal), usurious people who have entered into extortionate credit transactions
Translations
باهِظ، فاحِش، إبْتِزازيفاحِش
přemrštěný
ubluoptrækkerisk
kohtuuton
iznuđivački
óhóflegur, okur-
法外な
터무니 없는
vydieračský
rövar-
แพงเกินควร
cắt cổ

extortionate

[ɪksˈtɔːʃənɪt] ADJ [price] → abusivo, exorbitante; [demand] → excesivo, desmesurado

extortionate

[ɪkˈstɔːrʃənət] adjexorbitant(e)

extortionate

adj charge, rate, sum, amounthorrend; tax, rent, billmaßlos hoch; extortionate pricesWucherpreise pl, → horrende or unverschämte or astronomische (inf)Preise pl; extortionate rates of interestWucherzinsen pl; I was charged an extortionate amount for a ticketich musste einen Wucherpreis für eine Karte bezahlen

extortionate

[ɪksˈtɔːʃnɪt] adjesorbitante

extort

(ikˈstoːt) verb
to obtain (from a person) by threats or violence. They extorted a confession from him by torture.
exˈtortion (-ʃən) noun
exˈtortionate (-nət) adjective
(of a price) much too high. That restaurant's prices are extortionate!

extortionate

فاحِش přemrštěný ublu überhöht εκβιαστικός exorbitante kohtuuton exorbitant iznuđivački esagerato 法外な 터무니 없는 exorbitant ublu wymuszony exorbitante непомерный rövar- แพงเกินควร ölçüsüz cắt cổ 敲诈的
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There are other trusts in the country just as illegal and extortionate as the Beef Trust: there is the Coal Trust, that freezes the poor in winter--there is the Steel Trust, that doubles the price of every nail in your shoes--there is the Oil Trust, that keeps you from reading at night--and why do you suppose it is that all the fury of the press and the government is directed against the Beef Trust?
It was fortunate, also, that I lay at the bottom of the little pile--a climax being quite as essential in sustaining an extortionate price, as in terminating with due effect, a poem, a tragedy, or a romance.
Or have appeared to be extortionate with a noble traveler.
She lets them, you know, at extortionate prices, that is, if people will pay them, for she is easily intimidated.
The Lowell-Meredith Company captured the collection of all his essays, and the Maxmillian Company got his "Sea Lyrics" and the "Love-cycle," the latter receiving serial publication in the LADIES' HOME COMPANION after the payment of an extortionate price.
Falleix thought his old countryman extortionate, and complained to the Saillards that Gigonnet demanded eighteen per cent from an Auvergnat.
At first the machine bosses charged the master capitalists extortionate tolls for legislation; but in a short time the master capitalists found it cheaper to own the political machines themselves and to hire the machine bosses.
He was sure to get his own extortionate terms out of me for towage whether he frowned or smiled.
There are natures too, to whose sense of justice the price exacted looms up monstrously enormous, odious, oppressive, worrying, humiliating, extortionate, intolerable.
He never wrote any letters, did not seem to hope for news from anywhere; and though he had been heard once to mention West Hartlepool, it was with extreme bitterness, and only in connection with the extortionate charges of a boarding-house.
MrGrumpy Compare this against the amount of revenue lost by local businesses who have had their customers forced away by extortionate parking fees.
But after she agreed he charged her the extortionate sum Det Insp Dave Swinburne, of Northumbria Police, is now urging residents to be on their guard.