What does the word extortionate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Extortioner.

Usage examples for extortionate

  1. This extortionate rent is really a fine inflicted by idleness on industry. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  2. Again, no luggage is carried free, and the prices asked for it are extortionate beyond words. – Italy, the Magic Land by 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 by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell