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.
of, related to or typifying extortion
greatly exceeding what is reasonable or moderate; exorbitant
Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
- Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
- I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.
(linguistics) negative imperative