What is another word for extortionate?

378 synonyms found


[ ɛkstˈɔːʃənət], [ ɛkstˈɔːʃənət], [ ɛ_k_s_t_ˈɔː_ʃ_ə_n_ə_t]

Exorbitant, excessive, unreasonable, inflated, overpriced and steep are all synonyms for the word "extortionate". These words convey the meaning of something being too expensive or costlier than it should be. Such extravagant pricing practices can often be frustrating, especially when they are used to exploit people who may not have many alternatives. These terms can be used to describe a range of circumstances such as high rent, exorbitant medical costs, and high fees for products and services. It is essential to know these synonyms to communicate effectively and convey the message accurately while discussing such situations.

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Usage examples for Extortionate

I urged that one should be reasonable; but he seemed to think not, and to avoid controversy I paid the extortionate franc.
"Roman Holidays and Others"
W. D. Howells
I remembered that just a month before, in New York, I had paid an extortionate dollar in like circumstances.
"Roman Holidays and Others"
W. D. Howells
He alone bought and ground the grain, and baked the bread, which he sold to his people at an extortionate price; he bought damaged flour in Genoa and fed it to his subjects at the same rate as good.
"Roman Holidays and Others"
W. D. Howells

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