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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - To an exorbitant degree.

Usage examples (30)
  • Things such as extortionately priced match tickets, mismanagement of clubs from foreign investors who know nothing of the club's history, the franchising of clubs...
  • The rail journey is always uncomfortable, extortionately expensive, inept and late.
  • And with any luck I'll be able to buy extortionately priced sausages while on the plane; they worked well before.
  • People don't pay taxes honestly partly because they can get away with it and partly because there was a time when Taxes were extortionately high. for more
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