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inexpensive

in·ex·pen·sive

inexpensive

 
 
pronunciation:
In ihk spen sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: low or moderate in cost.
an inexpensive pair of shoes
synonyms:
low-cost
antonyms:
expensive
similar words:
cheap, economical, low-priced, moderate, reasonable, reduced
definition 2: charging relatively low prices.
an inexpensive shop
antonyms:
expensive
derivations: inexpensively (adv.), inexpensiveness (n.)
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The word inexpensive contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.