Extortionary



[ik-stawr-shuh-ner-ee] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃəˌnɛr i/

adjective
1.
characterized by or given to .

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  • Extortionate

    [ik-stawr-shuh-nit] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt/ adjective 1. grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices. 2. characterized by , as persons: extortionate moneylenders. /ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt/ adjective 1. (of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant 2. (of persons) using extortion adj. 1789, from extortion + -ate.

  • Extortionately

    [ik-stawr-shuh-nit] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪt/ adjective 1. grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices. 2. characterized by , as persons: extortionate moneylenders. /ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt/ adjective 1. (of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant 2. (of persons) using extortion adj. 1789, from extortion + -ate.



  • Extortioner

    [ik-stawr-shuh-nist] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who engages in . n. 1885, from extortion + -ist. Earlier in the same sense were extorter (1590s), extortioner (late 14c.).

  • Extortionist

    [ik-stawr-shuh-nist] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who engages in . n. 1885, from extortion + -ist. Earlier in the same sense were extorter (1590s), extortioner (late 14c.).



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