extortionate /ɪkˈstɔːʃənət/ adjective disapproving
› more expensive than is reasonable: extortionate fee/price/rate, etc. Most retailers charge extortionate prices for extended warranties - often more than three times as much as an independent provider. extortionately /ɪkˈstɔːʃənətli/
/-ˈstɔːr-/ adverb › The government has agreed on measures that protect the renewable energy industry from extortionately high national grid access charges.