extortionist extortionist  /ɪk ˈstɔr ʃə nɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Police Commissioner Wilcox, a recent Bowles appointee, retorted that Announcer Buckley was a known extortionist and racketeer, killed by his kind.
  2. If thats the case then every bank robber is a terrorist, every kidnapper is a terrorist, every extortionist is a terrorist.
  3. NEST was formed in 1975 after an extortionist threatened to blow up Boston with a nuclear device unless he was paid $200,000.

News

  • Young: Deen was victim of political correctness

    Celebrity chef Paula Deen was professionally lynched for once using a racist epithet at home 30 years ago when referring to the black man who robbed her at gunpoint. This came in a legal deposition prompted by an extortionist $1.
    on July 20, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Quotes

  1. "An extortionist cannot hide under the garb of someone helping the downtrodden. This exercise of false propagation and instigation will not work. Sridhar has threatened to malign us by using fabricated video of women and then moved on to a...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Ravi Shankar Source: Oneindia

  2. ...cent share of its DTH project to Sun TV, Jayalalithaa said, "This is one of the most outrageous, extortionist misuse of executive power for personal ends that modern India has ever seen. This is bereft of all nor of decency and ethics. If...
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: J Jayalalithaa Source: Televisionpoint.com

  3. Those leaders "ushered in an extortionist era of civil rights, in which they said to American institutions: Your shame must now become our advantage," Steele writes.
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Shelby Steele Source: Canada Free Press

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