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Meaning of EXTORTIONATE

Pronunciation:  ik'storshunit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
 

EXTORTIONATE is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: exorbitant, immoderate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*tor"tion*ate\, a.
Characterized by extortion; oppressive; hard.

 
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