extortionate extortionate  /ɪk ˈstɔr ʃə nət/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

Usage(s):

  1. Nehru's socialist government shackled them with stifling controls, and tax rates became extortionate.
  2. The uniforms cost an extortionate $165 each and were sold exclusively by a factory owned by one of the Emperor's wives.
  3. When I took a cab from the airport to the train station, the driver demanded nearly $15 for a 10-minute ride extortionate by Chinese standards.

News

  • B/R's Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Shirt Sponsors

    On Tuesday, Papiss Cisse debuted his Wonga-sponsored Newcastle shirt  after originally refusing to wear the logo of a payday loans company on religious grounds.  Now that the extortionate interest rate jokes about Cisse giving 5,132 percent on the field have died down, B/R has decided to take a look at some of the most weird and wonderful shirt sponsors from the annals of football history… Begin ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "We are not going to dive in and pay silly money for players, the chairman won't do that," added Redknapp. "We have just got to wait and see. If people ask extortionate fees for players we are interested in then we won't sign anybody."
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: Harry Redknapp Source: SkySports

  2. Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: "The decision will be a bitter blow to the millions of people who've had to pay extortionate fees to their banks just because a cheque has bounced or they've unintentionally gone overdrawn....
    on Nov 25, 2009 By: Nick Clegg Source: Times Online

  3. Pulis told the Sentinel: "We had a good chat with Malcolm and Trevor. The problem is they have been on extortionate money at Premiership clubs. We have told them things here are ready to take off, but we want them to come to Stoke because of the...
    on Jul 6, 2007 By: Tony Pulis Source: Football365.com

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