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Meaning of COSTLY

Pronunciation:  'kostlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"
  2. [adj]  entailing great loss or sacrifice; "a dearly-won victory"
 

COSTLY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: dear(p), dearly-won, expensive, high-priced, pricey, pricy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cost"ly\ (k?st"l?; 115), a. [From Cost expense.]
1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.

         He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and
         sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the
         princess.                             --Prescott.

2. Gorgeous; sumptuous. [Poetic.]

         To show how costly summer was at hand. --Shak.

 

 

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