extortionate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"extortionate" in British English

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extortionateadjective

uk   /ɪkˈstɔː.ʃən.ət/  us   /-ˈstɔːr-/ disapproving
extremelyexpensive: The ​price of ​booksnowadays is extortionate.
extortionately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
First-class ​travel is extortionately expensive.
(Definition of extortionate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extortionate" in Business English

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extortionateadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈstɔːʃənət/ disapproving
more ​expensive than is ​reasonable: extortionate fee/price/rate, etc. Most ​retailerscharge extortionate ​prices for ​extendedwarranties - often more than three ​times as much as an ​independentprovider.
extortionately
adverb /ɪkˈstɔːʃənətli/  us /-ˈstɔːr-/
The ​government has ​agreed on ​measures that ​protect the ​renewableenergyindustry from extortionately highnationalgridaccesscharges.
(Definition of extortionate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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