Definition of Extortionate

1. Adjective. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation. "Unconscionable spending"

Exact synonyms: Exorbitant, Outrageous, Steep, Unconscionable, Usurious
Similar to: Immoderate
Derivative terms: Exorbitance, Outrageousness, Usury



Definition of Extortionate

1. a. Characterized by extortion; oppressive; hard.

Definition of Extortionate

1. Adjective. of, related to or typifying extortion ¹

2. Adjective. greatly exceeding what is reasonable or moderate; exorbitant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extortionate

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extortionate

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extolment
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extorsion
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extorters
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extortionate (current term)
extortionately
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extra
extra-
extra-Biblical
extra-abdominal desmoid

Literary usage of Extortionate

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1. The Railways and the Traders: A Sketch of the Railway Rates Question in by William Mitchell Acworth (1891)
"extortionate " is sometimes used merely to imply a rate which the trader would prefer not to pay. The leading counsel opposed to the railway company at the ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers and Pledge by James Schouler (1897)
"Recovery of extortionate or Illegal Charges. — Where the carrier makes extortionate or illegal charges, either in advance of carriage or at the termination ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers, and Pledge by James Schouler (1887)
"Recovery of extortionate or Illegal Charges. — Where the carrier makes extortionate or illegal charges, either in advance of carriage or at the termination ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1895)
"... the remarks of various speakers in discussion are given in the following pages.— ED.] EVILS GROWING OUT OF extortionate USURY. BY JOSEPH LEE, BOSTON. ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"... extortionate freight rute«, and kindred subject», to lift, aa far us it has constitutional power, the burdens from tbc wearied shoulders of the men who ..."

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