Meaning of extortionately in English:



See extortionate

as submodifier ‘lobster is extortionately expensive here’
  • ‘We also receive complaints that people are pressurised into having work done by traders who knock on their door, or visit as a result of an unsolicited phone call, only to find the work is extortionately expensive and badly done.’
  • ‘Even at the book's launch party, over glasses of poor quality (but extortionately expensive) House of Commons wine, one or two people doubted this was what had really happened.’
  • ‘This coupled with extortionately high house prices and rents makes it very difficult for those earning the real York average wages to even afford to live.’
  • ‘Many people have not been aware of the Internet scams until they have received their extortionately high telephone bills.’
  • ‘I could move out of New South Wales to a state where petrol isn't as extortionately priced, such as Queensland.’