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.
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extortionate

(ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt)
adj
1. (of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
2. (of persons) using extortion
exˈtortionately adv
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ex•tor•tion•ate

(ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt)

adj.
1. excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
2. characterized by extortion.
ex•tor′tion•ate•ly, adv.
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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"
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extortionate

adjective
2. grasping, hard, severe, exacting, harsh, rigorous, oppressive, rapacious, blood-sucking (informal), usurious people who have entered into extortionate credit transactions
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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
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extortionate

[ɪkˈstɔːrʃənət] adjexorbitant(e)
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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
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extortionate

[ɪksˈtɔːʃnɪt] adjesorbitante
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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!
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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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