Extortionate vs Prohibitive - What's the difference?

extortionate | prohibitive |


As adjectives the difference between extortionate and prohibitive

is that extortionate is of, related to or typifying extortion while prohibitive is tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.

As a noun prohibitive is

(linguistics) negative imperative.

extortionate

English

Adjective

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

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
  • Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
  • Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
  • I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) negative imperative