I (costly) adjective exorbitant, expensive, extortionate, extravagant, high-priced, immoderate, inordinate, preposterous, unconscionable, undue, unreasonable, unwarranted II (restrictive) adjective deterrent, disallowing, disqualifying, exclusive, exclusory, hindering, impeding, impossible, inhibitive, inhibitory, injunctive, interdictive, interdictory, interfering, limitative, limiting, obstructive, preclusive, preventing, preventive, prohibitory, proscriptive, repressive, restraining, suppressive III index exclusive (limited), inordinate, preventive, restrictive

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  • prohibitive — pro‧hib‧i‧tive [prəˈhɪbtɪv ǁ proʊ ] adjective FINANCE prohibitive costs, prices etc are very high, and people cannot afford them: • Given the resources of small companies, marketing costs can be prohibitive. • Disney started its own record label …   Financial and business terms

  • Prohibitive — Pro*hib it*ive, a. [Cf. F. prohibitif.] That prohibits; prohibitory; as, a tax whose effect is prohibitive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prohibitive — [prō hib′ətôr΄ē, prə hib′ətôr΄ēprō hib′ə tiv, prəhib′ə tiv] adj. [Fr prohibitif < LL prohibitivus] 1. prohibiting or tending to prohibit something 2. such as to prevent purchase, use, etc. [prohibitive prices]: Also prohibitory [prō hib′ətôr΄ē …   English World dictionary

  • prohibitive — c.1600, having the quality of prohibiting, from PROHIBIT (Cf. prohibit) + IVE (Cf. ive). Of prices, rates, etc., so high as to prevent use, it is from 1886 …   Etymology dictionary

  • prohibitive — [adj] restrictive; beyond one’s financial means conditional, excessive, exorbitant, expensive, extortionate, forbidding, highpriced, limiting, preposterous, preventing, prohibiting, proscriptive, repressive, restraining, sky high*, steep*,… …   New thesaurus

  • prohibitive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving to forbid, restrict, or prevent. 2) (of a price or charge) excessively high. DERIVATIVES prohibitively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • prohibitive — pro|hib|i|tive [prəˈhıbıtıv US prou ] adj 1.) prohibitive costs are so high that they prevent people from buying or doing something ▪ The cost of land in Tokyo is prohibitive. 2.) a prohibitive rule prevents people from doing things ▪ prohibitive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prohibitive — adjective 1 prohibitive prices are so high that they prevent people from buying something: The cost of land in Tokyo is prohibitive. 2 a prohibitive tax or rule prevents people from doing things: a prohibitive tax on imports prohibitively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prohibitive — pro|hib|i|tive [ prou hıbıtıv ] adjective 1. ) a prohibitive cost or price prevents people from buying something because it is too expensive: The cost of conversion to western technology would be prohibitive. 2. ) limiting something, or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prohibitive — [[t]prəhɪ̱bɪtɪv, AM proʊ [/t]] ADJ GRADED If the cost of something is prohibitive, it is so high that many people cannot afford it. [FORMAL] The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive. ...the prohibitive prices charged for seats at the… …   English dictionary

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