extortionately

extortionate

[ik-stawr-shuh-nit]
adjective
1.
grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
2.
characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders.

Origin:
1780–90; extortion + -ate1

extortionately, adverb
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extortionate (ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of prices, etc) excessive; exorbitant
2.  (of persons) using extortion
 
ex'tortionately
 
adv

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