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costly

cost·ly

costly

 
pronunciation:
kawst li
part of speech: adjective
inflections: costlier, costliest
definition: of high cost or value.
Diamonds are costly.
synonyms:
dear, expensive, precious, valuable
antonyms:
cheap
similar words:
lavish, priceless, steep
derivation: costliness (n.)