Definition of extortive in English:


Pronunciation /-tiv/

See synonyms for extortive


See extort

‘The threat that ‘THEY will destroy you’ is extortive, and we have seen this in the careers of US Congresspersons who opposed or criticized THEM.’
  • ‘The extortive power of the rebels is easily demonstrated by blowing up the pipeline.’
  • ‘Grants, under certain conditions, can also contribute to increased domestic revenue mobilisation which in turn pushes tax administrations towards more extortive and less accountable dealings with tax payers.’
  • ‘But corporate executives and shareholders alike should be disturbed by the extortive circumstances in which Jackson appears to have gathered much of their money.’
  • ‘But the college stood its ground, refusing to yield to these extortive demands.’