extortionate

Part of speech: adjective

Characterized by extortion; oppressive.

Part of speech: noun

Extortioner.

Share it on:

Usage examples "extortionate":

  1. This extortionate rent is really a fine inflicted by idleness on industry. - "Britain for the British", Robert Blatchford.
  2. Again, no luggage is carried free, and the prices asked for it are extortionate beyond words. - "Italy, the Magic Land", Lilian Whiting.
  3. In some cases the Commissioners appointed for the purpose have lowered the extortionate rents which crofters have been starving for years to pay. - "Our Journey to the Hebrides", Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell.