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.

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