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1. extortionist

noun. ['ɛkˈstɔrʃənɪst'] a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them.

Synonyms

  • malefactor
  • felon
  • outlaw
  • criminal
  • crook
  • blackmailer

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • -ist (English)
  • extortion (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Extortionist

  • abortionist

Example sentences of the word extortionist


1. Noun, singular or mass
And a covert or implied threat can be sufficient, even if the extortionist doesn't use threatening language.

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