Definition of extortionate:
horrific, expensive, rapacious, immoderate, exorbitant, steep, hideous, usurious, avaricious, exclusive, sumptuous, bloodsucking, unreasonable, costly, corrupt, outrageous, pricey, extravagant, exacting, severe, high-class, luxurious, select, greedy, conscienceless, unconscionable, horrid.
- "From One Generation to Another", Henry Seton Merriman.
He had evidently not the capital to get the half of what such fruitful soil could give with Gibraltar at hand for export, nor the means of securing to himself any money he made; and it is poor work putting money into the hands of the nearest extortionate sheikh.- "In the Tail of the Peacock", Isabel Savory.
- "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.