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adjective as in oppressive

adjective as in excessive

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Some have turned to social media groups to find out stock levels at different stores, while others have been forced to travel across states or pay extortionate prices online.

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It’s ludicrous that the country should have to labor under this sort of extortionate threat every few years.

Businesses are suffering more each day in an area where the rents are extortionate, and the situation could boil over soon.

Her sentence was manifestly excessive (the order to pay an extortionate $186 million alone proves his bias).

He continued to drink of the poisonous rank beverages served at extortionate prices.

He replied that the market price was extortionate, and that his conscience would not allow him to accept it.

No contract had been made as to price, and when she arrived there the cabman's extortionate charge was refused.

If he had to borrow money he would do it from the government and would not be charged extortionate rates of interest as he is now.

In this way the league tried to reduce overcrowding and extortionate rentals.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to extortionate, such as: avaricious, bloodsucking, corrupt, exacting, greedy, and rapacious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.