Extortionate vs Expensive - What's the difference?

extortionate | expensive |


As adjectives the difference between extortionate and expensive

is that extortionate is of, related to or typifying extortion while expensive is having a high price or cost.

extortionate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • of, related to or typifying extortion
  • greatly exceeding what is reasonable or moderate; exorbitant
  • expensive

    English

    Alternative forms

    * expencive (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a high price or cost.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars: […] .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=[…] a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain […] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income”: […]. […] the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.}}
  • (computing) Taking a lot of system time or resources.
  • Synonyms

    * dear * costly * pricey

    Antonyms

    * cheap * inexpensive * low-priced

    Derived terms

    * expensively * expensive drunk