Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun extortion

3 senses of extortion

Sense 1
extortion -- (an exorbitant charge)
       => overcharge -- (a price that is too high)

Sense 2
extortion -- (unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty")
       => exaction -- (act of demanding or levying by force or authority; "exaction of tribute"; "exaction of various dues and fees")

Sense 3
extortion -- (the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence))
       => felony -- (a serious crime (such as murder or arson))

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