extortionate


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Synonyms for extortionate

Synonyms for extortionate

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

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Pilgrims and residents visiting Makkah have protested the extortionate fares charged by cabbies in the holy city.
While this would be a positive development for public finances, it does not address the extortionate prices paid for drugs bought from pharmacies.
above right, described the cost of the town centre lease as 'fairly extortionate.
MTN Denounces Turkcell s Extortionate Litigation Threat and Refusal to Cooperate with Independent Investigation
The 58-year-old minister at Gorbals Parish Church in Glasgow blogged: "These companies are charging extortionate interest rates.
And the cut-price camping made the trip a reality for thousands of cash-strapped fans, who've already paid for tickets and flights, but can't afford extortionate hotel costs.
There are some landlords charging extortionate rent rates and now is the time to address that to maintain the long-term sustainability of the estate.
Automatic enrolment into a pension scheme, due to come into force in 2012, will cost small businesses [pounds sterling]2,550 ($3627), the UK's Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned, but fears that the true administrative costs could be extortionate.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- Debt advice experts at MoneySolve have condemned the extortionate missed payment penalties and excessive rates of interest applied to a number of unsecured loans and credit cards.
MANCHESTER, England, August 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Debt advice experts at MoneySolve have condemned the extortionate missed payment penalties and excessive rates of interest applied to a number of unsecured loans and credit cards.
Those seem extortionate but are nothing compared with the worst rip-offs.
The rates that store cards charge are nothing less than extortionate.
He said: "These gangs use intimidating tactics, banking on the idea if they have started work householders will let them carry on and finish, then pay them extortionate monies for valueless work.
THE desperate buck passing between the CAA and BAA over the extortionate landing rates at Heathrow Airport, paints them both in a bad light.
COMPLAINTS of extortionate price increases for car parking in Cardiff city centre could be investigated by fair trade officials.