extortionate

[ UK /ɛkstˈɔːʃənət/ ]
[ US /ɛkˈstɔɹʃəˌneɪt, ɛkˈstɔɹʃənət/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    unconscionable spending
    spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    exorbitant rent
    extortionate prices
    usurious interest rate
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How To Use extortionate In A Sentence

  • We aren't happy, we are overcharging people as it is and after midnight prices are just extortionate.
  • Demand for topquality programmers exceeds supply, leading to extortionate salaries.
  • Presently we buy gas at extortionate prices; experts allege that the UK market is easily manipulated, with price-rigging by continental companies who control the pipelines.
  • Along with the higher cost of produce, I find the charges in the cafés extortionate, with a pot of tea for two costing up to £2.50.
  • At one extreme, I do not categorise it as unconscionable or extortionate: at the other, it is not standard or customary.
  • Ms Stern was forced out after she voiced strong internal objections to the volte-face and the deal, calling it "extortionate", "outrageous" and "against the public interest". Archive 2008-01-01
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  • The ticket prices were not extortionate, it was after all a semi final, and we don't play at home again until February 7.
  • You can travel during school terms, escaping screaming children and extortionate prices.
  • It accuses him of charging "extortionate" prices for his multivitamin tablets. ANC Daily News Briefing
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