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extortionate

adjective uk   /ɪkˈstɔː.ʃən.ət/ us    /-ˈstɔːr-/ disapproving
extremely expensive: The price of books nowadays is extortionate.Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious
extortionately
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
First-class travel is extortionately expensive.Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious
(Definition of extortionate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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