extortionate

[ ik-stawr-shuh-nit ]SEE DEFINITION OF extortionate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTORTIONATE

These were great demands, and were regarded as extortionate and oppressive.

Of course I told the woman that this, to say the least, was an extortionate demand.

What is the measure of extortionate prices in this connection?

For the time the bogey of extortionate charges was laid at rest.

Away with my German-Swiss hotel, and the extortionate cynic who keeps it!

The teamsters there might be extortionate, as it was a double trip for the wagons.

Fares were extortionate, but many were willing to pay for speed.

Only once did I hold out against an extortionate demand of theirs.

He is an extortionate wretch; but I have no doubt I shall be very comfortable.

Many of these things are bought from agents and the prices paid are extortionate.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXTORTIONATE

stingy

adjectivepenny-pinching, averse to spending money
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