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Meaning of EXPENSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'spensiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"
 

EXPENSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: big-ticket(a), costly, dear(p), dearly-won, high-priced, high-ticket(a), overpriced, pricey, pricy
 
 Antonyms: cheap, inexpensive
 
 See Also: valuable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*pen"sive\, a.
1. Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly;
   dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or
   family.

         War is expensive, and peace desirable. --Burke.

2. Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad
   scene; extravagant; lavish. [R.]

         An active, expensive, indefatigable goodness.
                                               --Sprat.

         The idle and expensive are dangerous. --Sir W.
                                               Temple.

Syn: Costly; dear; high-priced; lavish; extravagant. --
     {Ex*pen"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Ex*pen"sive*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cheap, costly, dear, dear-bought, extravagant, fancy, high, high-priced, immoderate, luxurious, not affordable, of great cost, overpriced, precious, premium, priced, priceless, pricey, rich, steep, stiff, sumptuous, thrifty, top, uneconomical, unpayable, valuable
 

 

 

 

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