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expensive

ex·pen·sive

expensive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spen sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: costing a relatively large amount of money, time, or effort; costly.
These were an expensive pair of shoes but they were poorly made.They went out for an expensive dinner to celebrate her promotion.It was an expensive mistake that nearly destroyed the reputation of the company.
synonyms:
costly, dear
antonyms:
cheap, inexpensive
similar words:
excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, high, lavish, precious, priceless, steep, stiff, valuable
definition 2: charging a relatively large amount of money.
I never shop at these expensive stores.It's an expensive restaurant, but it's very popular.
antonyms:
cheap, inexpensive
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derivations: expensively (adv.), expensiveness (n.)
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